It’s been reported that WB has been having Aquaman test screenings since back in February, and now the latest offers encouraging words.
Apparently, WB held an Aquaman test screening a couple of days ago in San Fernando Valley, California as Collider’s Steven Weintraub took to Twitter to offer, “Guess which upcoming superhero movie test screened last night in the San Fernando Valley? Heard good things….”
Guess which upcoming superhero movie test screened last night in the San Fernando Valley? Heard good things…. pic.twitter.com/3MMxcCHPaj
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) August 24, 2018
This is at least the third Aquaman test screening to state something positive as one from February offered the film is a “grand epic” with “tons of action, adventure & suspense.”
A subsequent Aquaman test screening from March offered similar thoughts: “Like Wonder Woman and Ant-Man mixed together but a bit more epic.”
There was one Aquaman test screening that received mixed reactions as a YouTuber offered they heard some negative things and that some issues may need to be resolved, but on a positive side noted there is a lot of time for director James Wan to work things out, which apparently is the case judging from the latest reaction above.
It has also recently been learned that Aquaman will be standalone and won’t feature any other Justice League characters, as that is what James Wan wanted when he first signed on to direct.
“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 said. “I just thought the simplest way was to keep it clean — keep it simple and let it be an Aquaman story.”
Wan continued about no Justice League: “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. 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 directed by James Wan also starring Jasom Momoa in the titular role, Amber Heard as Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta,Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna and Dolph Ludgren is King Nereus.