The DC Extended Universe has been making headlines lately, and as I’m sure you know, the headlines haven’t been pretty. Actor/director Ben Affleck’s involvement seems like a constant question mark, and fans are only left to wonder if they’ll be left out in the cold when all said and done. Plus, as great as the footage has been for the upcoming Wonder Woman and Justice League films, fans can’t help but wonder if they’ll be treated to another Batman v Superman or Suicide Squad in terms of disappointing end products.
Throughout all this drama, however, there is one DC film that seems to be trucking along quite nicely. In the face of any doubts mainstream audiences may have about the execution of the Aquaman character, director James Wan seems to have everything under control. Every so often we get a casting update, and nothing we’ve heard so far seems to indicate any troubled behind the scenes. Given Wan’s experience with difficult productions (He had to helm Furious 7 following the passing of Paul Walker), perhaps we can rest easy knowing that the film is in secure hands.
But what of the script? We’ve heard very little of the script itself, or what we can expect in the story. Speaking with Digital Trends, actor Jason Momoa — who plays Aquaman in the DCEU — gave his initial impressions of the script:
“I read the [Aquaman] script and let me just put it this way, I’ve never seen a movie that’s anything like this. It’s going to be a world that you’ve never seen before, which is really cool. We went to space, we traveled all over different worlds, but we never went underwater. So it’s just a really cool spin on what’s below and it uses a lot of great movies that I already love — whether that be Raiders of the Lost Ark to Star Wars to Lord of the Rings to Romancing the Stone. It has a lot of really cool adventure, it’s funny and heroic, and there’s a lot of different characters and a lot of different worlds that we get to go to. So I’ve never really seen anything like it.”
Of course, as with all quotes from involved party, we have to take what they say with a grain of salt. It’s not like we can expect Momoa to absolutely trash the Aquaman script. That being said, this falls in line with rumors and comments we heard regarding the flick being a high adventure affair.
Plus, call me a sucker, but I do really love the idea of having an adventure like this set underwater. Sure, we’ve seen it before on some level, but never on the grand scale we’re likely to see here. Like the original Thor in Phase 1 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I think we could very well be in for a big surprise once Aquaman hits theaters.
What do you think? Do Momoa’s comments get you any more excited for the upcoming Aquaman film? Let us know your thoughts down below!
Aquaman hits theaters on October 5, 2018.
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SOURCE: Digital Trends