– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Aquaman made his big screen debut in the recently-released Justice League film, and audiences really seem to have taken to the character. While the film wasn’t received incredibly well, actor Jason Momoa brought a great deal to the portrayal of the aquatic superhero.

However, if you thought that next year’s Aquaman film would feel a lot like Justice League, you’d be mistaken. Speaking with EW, Aquaman director James Wan was quick to clear that up.

“It’s going to look very different, it will feel very different — aesthetically, tonally, story-wise — it’s my own take. It’s a much more a traditional action-adventure quest movie.”

This is a lot of fun to hear. So far in the DC Extended Universe, we haven’t seen much of a traditional action-adventure quest movie. Heck, in most movies nowadays, that genre isn’t incredibly common. With Momoa at the lead, it’ll be cool to see what they’re able to do with him.

Momoa agreed with Wan, going deeper into how different this film is from its predecessor.

Justice League was only a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life. This is a totally different beast. In Aquaman, you see when his parents met and what happened to hem. Then the little boy being raised and finding his powers and going through that and never being accepted on either side. And then becoming this man who puts up all these walls. You just slowly see this man harden up and be completely reluctant wanting to be king and not knowing what to do with these powers he has. I think James Wan just killed it.”

EW also had a first look at the character in the film. As expected, he looks an awful lot like he did in Justice League, but in the first photo, we see him on board what looks to be a ship — either that or some oil rig of sorts.

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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.