A first look image has emerged of Aquaman aka Arthur Curry aka Jason Momoa from his stand-alone movie and he’s looking a bit more hench than what we witnessed in Justice League.
We got our first glimpse of Momoa’s Aquaman in the recently released Justice League where he teamed up with fellow superhero’s Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash and Cyborg and a newly resurrected Superman to take down the evil force of Steppenwolf. However, James Wan’s take on Aquaman in his own venture has a completely different tonal feel which is evident from the image alone.
Director James Wan (Furious 7, The Conjuring) says you can expect many more differences to come. “It’s going to look very different, it will feel very different — aesthetically, tonally, story-wise — it’s my own take,” Wan tells EW. “It’s a much more a traditional action-adventure quest movie.”
Momoa reveals we can expect to see a tale that spans details Curry’s difficult childhood as a half-human, half-Atlantean to eventually becoming king.
“Justice League was only a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life,” Momoa says. “This is a totally different beast. In Aquaman, you see when his parents met and what happened to them. Then the little boy being raised and finding his powers and going through that and never being accepted on either side. And then becoming this man who puts up all these walls. You just slowly see this man harden up and be completely reluctant wanting to be king and not knowing what to do with these powers he has. I think James Wan just killed it.”
Joining Momoa on the cast are Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus of the aquatic kingdom of Xebel, Willem Dafoe as science advisor Dr. Vulko, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Aquaman’s mother, Temuera Morrison as his father, Thomas Curry, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the scheming Black Manta as well as Patrick Wilson as Orm, Aquaman’s troublesome half-brother.
Aquaman will be emerging onto the big screen in 2018.