While some fans are worried that the future of the DC Films universe is grim (based on the tone of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” among many other reasons), “Justice League” looks to course correct that, and, turns out, “Aquaman.”
Speaking with Collider about the upcoming undersea adventure film, screenwriter of the film, Will Beall, shed some light on his and director James Wan’s fun approach to the character for the King of the Seven Seas’ first major big-screen outing.
“It’s going to be fun, it’s going to be really fun. What we’ve come up with and James [Wan] especially — he has a really clear idea of the tone he’s going to have, and I think Aquaman is one that’s going to blow people’s minds, not just visually, but I think the story and the scope of it is really great,” Beall touted, suggesting the film will be a fun, visual feat.
Wan teased in August that “not all of the action takes place underwater. Some of the most fun action in the movie actually takes place on dry land.”
He went on to echo sentiment expressed by producers that “Justice League” would also be a lighter film. “I think ‘Justice League’ again is, what you’re going to see — I hope I’m not going to get in trouble for saying this — but it’s much more fun, much poppier, than…I haven’t seen ‘Wonder Woman’ yet, but ‘Batman vs Superman’ was a little more somber. But ‘Justice League’ is a lot more fun. And I think that feels to me like the direction those movies are heading now.”
Directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Amber Heard (Mera), Patrick Wilson (Orm) and Willem Dafoe (Nuidis Vulko), “Aquaman” swims into theaters on October 5, 2018.
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