'Justice League': Aquaman Visiting the Dead King Concept Art Revealed

Much of Arthur Curry's visit to Atlantis was cut from Justice League. Now fans can get a glimpse at a moment that nearly made it into the film.

New concept art from the Concept Brothers studio shows Aquaman paying a visit to the "Dead King" of Atlantis. It is a statue of one of Atlantis' former rulers sitting enthroned.

Take a look below (via Reddit):

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(Photo: Concept Bros.)

The throne of the statue is shaped like an octopus. It seems this may be a recurring theme in Atlantis. On New Year’s Day, Aquaman director James Wan shared an image that also featured an octopus design.

While much of Atlantis was cut from Justice League, fans are sure to learn more about the underwater kingdom in Aquaman later this year. Momoa previously told ComicBook.com that for Aquaman the events of Justice League "was just a weekend in his life."

"And that was when I was alone," Momoa said. "There's people that I would save, that I could save, and there's people that I couldn't. The human side of me is that heartbreak of he couldn't save someone. Not knowing what to with these powers, he was a drinker. He'd just down that emotion. He couldn't ever get that out.

"You're going to see that I really wanted him to be that gruff thing, because he has to become king. If Justice League is like seeing him at his lowest, and not just his lowest, but this loneliness that I wanted about him, so when we get to Aquaman you know why he became that, and how he had been put in that lonely spot.

"And how he has to bring these two worlds together. Because you're going to see this ocean world, which we just pollute, and how do these people feel underwater with what the land does to the ocean. And this war that is going to come between the two, and I'm the only one that can link the two. He has to do it. He doesn't want to do it."

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The film will be followed in the DC Extended Universe by Aquaman on December 21st, Wonder Woman 2 on November 1, 2019, Shazam on April 5, 2019, Cyborg in 2020, and Green Lantern Corps in 2020.