The smooth train that is the production of Aquaman continues to chug along in the face of every other aspect of the DC Extended Universe supposedly falling into disarray. There was recently news that director James Wan had finally locked down their Black Manta, but if that wasn’t enough, now it sounds as though Nicole Kidman may be joining the superhero flick very soon.
A report from THR on Tuesday stated that the Australian actress was in early talks to join the DCEU film, Aquaman. What role, you ask? She would be playing Aquaman’s mother, Queen Atlanna, who according to Aquaman lore, falls in love with a lowly lighthouse keeper, and eventually gives birth to the half-human, half-Atlantean Aquaman. Kidman has reportedly been Wan’s top choice for the character for weeks, and although this deal isn’t quite a sure thing just yet, the prospects are looking good.
This isn’t Kidman’s first rodeo in a DC film. As you may remember, she also Batman’s love interest, Doctor Chase Meridian, in the 1995 flick, Batman Forever. However, that was over 20 years ago, if you can believe it, so we’d say she’s been long overdue for a comic book movie appearance.
Kidman will be joining a cast that includes Jason Momoa as Aquaman (a.k.a. Arthur Curry), Willem Dafoe as Dr. Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master (a.k.a Orm), Amber Heard as Mere, and likely Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta. As mentioned above, this film is set to be directed by The Conjuring and Furious 7 helmer James Wan.
It’s not clear how extensive Atlanna’s role in the movie will be, but we think Kidman can take on the role quite well. She may not have that great of a box office draw, but at the end of the day, that doesn’t really matter when you’re attached to a movie called Aquaman.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to Nicole Kidman playing Atlanna? Let us know in the comments down below!
Aquaman hits theaters on October 5, 2018.
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