Aquaman is rarely anyone’s favourite comic book heroes. He may not have the same level of awareness as DC Comic’s “Holy Trinity” – Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman – but the Atlantean King has abilities that most heroes don’t, which should make for an interesting film that director James Wan is going to bring to the DC Extended Universe.
While the project is still in development, Wan has already been teasing fans of what’s to come for Aquaman’s solo adventure. Think sea monsters!
“I think, like most people, we are familiar with Aquaman. We grew up reading or watching this character on the peripheral. I was never so in depth with Aquaman as, let’s say, I was with X-Men. I grew up loving X-Men, Spider-Man and Batman. Those are obviously the key big ones, but there’s always something kind of cool about Aquaman still, the idea of creating a huge world that is on our planet,” Wan told Slash Film.
“That’s the thing about Aquaman that’s cool is he’s not an alien, right? He’s from our planet and he’s from a society that we’re not privy to in the context of the story. Isn’t it crazy to think that we’ve explored space more than we have explored the depths of our ocean? That just fires up my imagination about potential sea monsters and cool creatures, that kind of stuff,” he added.
If you didn’t know, Aquaman can communicate with sea creatures, so if you think that the filmmakers are going to settle for dolphins and sharks, you’re severely underestimating their vision. The fact that there’s so little we know about the deep ocean, mixed with the fact that it is a comic book adaptation, means that we could get to see some interesting sea creatures.
In addition, the director also shared that his “Aquaman” movie will “fun”. This should come as a relief for those who wish for a more light-hearted superhero film. “I would love to capture the fun spirit of high-sea adventures, treasure hunts, sea monsters. That’s the spirit that I’m going for,” said Wan about projecting his own vision onto “Aquaman”.
Not gonna lie, we’re already looking forward to it! We wonder who else will be cast in the “Aquaman” solo film.