Transitioning the visual behemoth that is Aquaman to a small screen could have been a surprisingly daunting task. After all, the film thrives on the big effects throughout the movie's runtime, and something could be lost by trying to tone it down for the home market. However, director James Wan is being very clear that the movie audiences went nuts for in December is the version he wants them to see.
Wan posted to Twitter, explaining that the version of Aquaman being released for home video is his definitive cut of the film. The director said, "This is my definitive version, and made sure it stayed that way for the home release. Looks gorgeous in UHD. This is the only cut." The video will retain the IMAX dimensions, which will open the screen up for major effects shots and scenes.
Aquaman is coming home!— James Wan (@creepypuppet) March 5, 2019
Yes, it will retain the IMAX aspect ratio (meaning it will open up, top and bottom of frame, during those big visuals). This is my definitive version, and made sure it stayed that way for the home release. Looks gorgeous in UHD. This is the only cut.
Following the controversy surrounding Zack Snyder and his pending "director's cut" of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, some fans will take relief at the knowledge that Wan is happy with the released product.
Aquaman is available in digital HD on today and Blu-ray and DVD on March 26. Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus and Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna.