Check out a new image of Amber Heard as Mera and Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry from James Wan’s upcoming Aquaman film as well as the first spot of the movie.
The two will team up to take on Patrick Wilson’s Orm the Ocean Master, the main villain of the movie, and to a lesser extent Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta, thought to be the villain of a potential sequel. However, James Wan explained Aquaman won’t be getting the help from the Justice League.
“I wanted to keep the story to the world of Aquaman and not have to worry about what other characters are doing in their films and how that would affect us,” Wan told EW.com. “I just thought the simplest way was to keep it clean — keep it simple and let it be an Aquaman story.”
James Wan notes when he was in talks to first direct the movie that he wanted to be independent of the other DCEU films.
“I told them I understand and respect that it’s part of a bigger universe but at the end of the day I have to tell the story I want to tell, and I want to develop the character as well,” Wan previously said in an interview. “It was something the studio was respectful about … .in my movie he starts off one way and becomes very different by the end. It’s a classic hero’s journey. I equate our story to The Sword and the Stone, it’s a very Arthurian story about a journey to becoming king.”
Aquaman has a December 21, 2018 release also starring Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna and Dolph Ludgren is King Nereus.