Aquaman director James Wan previously compared the film to the spirit of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Romancing the Stone, and now expands upon the comparison with Bustle.
“I really want to get the classic action-adventure-romance aspect through that, and I think that’s kind of fun,” Wan said. “It starts off initially with them not quite clicking with each other,. But then as the story progresses as they learn to try and work together, they get closer and closer. I think those stories are always such a great place for a filmmaker like myself to have fun with my actors.”
Wan also talks about Jason Momoa and Amber Heard‘s respective characters, Aquaman and Mera.
“I think that dynamic will be really interesting between the two. Amber’s character is super strong, she’s very powerful as well. You don’t wanna mess with her,” Wan said. “I think Amber will bring that sense of strength, but at the same time, we also want someone who has a sort of feminine quality to her as well. She’s a bit of a contrast to Momoa, who’s more of a muscular machine almost.”
Jason Momoa and Amber Heard can first been seen together in the November 17, 2017 release of Justice League; Aquaman is due out July 27, 2018.