– by Joseph Jammer Medina

We’re at the point now in the superhero film craze where each movie needs to bring something new to the table. No, a standard superhero movie generally won’t cut it in many cases. So many times we’ve seen these stories that they’d better highlight what makes these characters unique in order to continue selling to mass audiences.

Indeed, one of the most unique aspects of DC’s upcoming superhero films is the water aspect (duh). We’ve seen a lot in these films, but we’ve yet to see a fully realized world underwater. Of course, there’s also the draw of the hero himself, and should Aquaman succeed, it would do well to capitalize on both.

Speaking with EW, Aquaman star Jason Momoa discussed some of the draws of the film, and it certainly sounds like they have their head sin the right place.

“You just get the time to understand who he is. That’s the beauty of the origin. You get to see where he grew up, how he was treated. There’s gonna be huge battle scenes underwater that feel like you’re in space!”

What what will the overall structure of the film be like? While we know that the film mostly takes place after Justice League, it turns out we’ll also be seeing a good deal of stuff before those events, and it’ll help fill in why Aquaman was in Iceland in Justice League.

“We just don’t know all the reasons why. What made him want to run away, to be away. And I think that’s what we find in Aquaman, in the solo movie. You gonna find out why he is the way that he is, and why he’s wandered so far away. When Zack was creating the character, he really wanted this Outlaw Josey Wales type, someone who’s the outsider. He wasn’t really accepted on land, and not really accepted in Atlantis. That was kind of an interesting thing for me with this character. I could relate to it, coming from Iowa and being Hawaiian.”

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  • Victor Roa

    uhhhhh….. okay, that’s uh…. a lot. I do worry about dumping so much of a character into a film with too many characters. Look at Falcon in Winter Solider, isn’t too much he’s a vet, he hints that he’s involved with the air force and then drop “I thought you said you were a pilot?” “I never said I was a pilot.” into awesome suit tech that still feels relatable to the tones of the film.
    All he’s talking about is really, set up for why to brood. And not “So in this fight scene I say “KING OF THE OCEANS! And then the tentacles of a giant squid comes up and pulls down the bad guys weapon to save the day!” I really just don’t think Aquaman is as difficult as the jokes are of him, and I don’t think this film should be as difficult as they are making it out to be. If Bruce Timm and Paul Dini could do it 20 years ago on that shoe string budget (they would steal paints from Tiny Toons to do their backgrounds)….. this is why everyone shits on them.
    And also ICELAND???? You probably have seen me rant a bit about those shots from the trailer. A lot of that is due to Mike Mignola’s attention to detail in his BGs, you can tell by the roof of the home something is from Boston, Prauge, Mexico or Japan……. Iceland fashion is closer to Frozen.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.