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Aquaman Film is Kid-Friendly, Says Screenwriter

Aquaman writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick is extremely excited about the upcoming superhero film's opening in December because it’s the first movie he can bring his children to see.

“This is my first movie that my kids can watch and I want to take them,” said David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick in an interview with Variety.

Johnson-McGoldrick co-wrote the Aquaman script with writer Will Beall from a story by Beall, DC Comics legend Geoff Johns and director James Wan, who also worked with Johnson-McGoldrick on The Conjuring 2.

“James Wan knows how to connect with the audience instinctively," said Johnson-McGoldrick. "In horror movies, you’re rooting for the monster, but in The Conjuring you’re rooting for Ed and Lorraine. You’re pulling for them.”

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Johnson-McGoldrick said that while he isn’t ready for his three children to see The Conjuring 2, he has complete faith in Aquaman, which he started working on three years ago. The film, which takes inspiration from the “Throne of Atlantis storyline from Geoff Johns’ Aquaman and Justice League series, is the third live-action film featuring the character and his first full-length feature film.

Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as the title character, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Nicole Kidman. The film is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and is the sixth installment in the DCEU. It is scheduled to premiere Dec. 21, 2018.

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