Aquaman Movie Will Have 'Swashbuckling Action'

The Justice League is finally starting to come into view, but there is still an air of mystery to Jason Momoa's Aquaman, who first cameoed in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Equally mysterious has been his upcoming solo feature, but director James Wan is finally starting to reveal pieces of his vision for the film.

Wan appeared at the Film Awards Gala at NeueHouse where he received the Fox Studios Australia International Award, where he revealed the tone of his Aquaman solo project to ET.

"I kind of don't want to give too much away but know this: The spirit that I'm going for is like a classic sort of swashbuckling action adventure, sort of high seas adventure story," Wan shared. "It's ultimately a quest story in the spirit of Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Romancing the Stone."

For fans of the character in the comics, his origins allow for a multitude of avenues to explore story wise, and hopes are high that Wan can bring those wonderful aspects of the character to the big screen.

Aquaman won't be alone, though, as standing alongside him will be his partner Mera, played by Amber Heard. Her costume was recently revealed by director Zack Snyder, and Wan is excited for fans to see the two interact on screen in Justice League.

"I think Amber and Jason Momoa, in their moments in Justice League, [are] going to give the rest of the world a flavor of what their own standalone movie could be," Wan explained. "And that is just scratching the surface of what I plan to do."

Excitement is high to see if the royal couple can replicate the innate chemistry the two enjoy in the comics, and while Justice League will be the introduction, fans are looking at Wan's solo film as the main feature.


Wonder Woman opens in theaters on June 2, 2017, followed by Justice League on November 17, 2017, Aquaman on July 27, 2018, The Flash on March 16, 2018, an untitled DC Film on October 5, 2018, Shazam on April 5, 2019, Justice League 2 on June 14, 2019, an untitled DC film on November 1, 2019, Cyborg on April 3, 2020, and Green Lantern Corps on July 24, 2020.