Following director James Wan’s announcement of the start of production, Warner Bros. has revealed the official logo for “Aquaman.”
It’s far more refined than the murky treatment first seen in January 2016, when the studio rolled out logos for key upcoming releases in its DC Extended Universe slate, which also included “Wonder Woman,” “The Flash,” “Green Lantern Corps” and “Cyborg.” While that original version was so dark that is appeared as if it were lurking in the ocean depths, this one brings in the blues of the water and gold for the lettering and icon, shaped to evoke the sea king’s trident.
Production is under way at Village Roadshow Studios in Queensland, Australia, most recently used for Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok.” Filming will also take place in Newfoundland, Sicily and Tunisia.
Wan, best known for “Furious 7” and horror films like “Insidious” and “The Conjuring,” has characterized “Aquaman” as “a classic sort of swashbuckling action adventure, sort of high seas adventure story.” “It’s ultimately a quest story in the spirit of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ meets ‘Romancing the Stone,’” he said.
Although few concrete details are known about the film, star Jason Momoa recently revealed that “Aquaman” will find the DC Comics hero coming to terms with both his abilities and his place in the world. “The guy was never really accepted on land, and he was never really accepted in Atlantis,” he said. “He’s a half-breed. But he’s the best of both worlds. He just doesn’t know how to handle his powers. So it’s kind of a coming of age for a young man to a man, or a man to a king. He’s lost a lot of things and he’s got to cope. He’s an outsider.”
Opening Dec. 21, 2018, “Aquaman” stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, and and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta.