I’ll admit it, I actually don’t mind DC movies. Now before I am burned at the stake, I am not saying they are great, or that they are better than Marvel movies, I just somewhat enjoy them.
As we all know, next up on DC’s slate is Aquaman. While gearing up for SDCC, Aquaman information is starting to become a flowing stream (yup, bad water joke).
Comingsoon.net has released new details from Jason Momoa and Amber Heard speaking on set, as well as a scene description which gives fans a little more plot details.
Regarding why she chose the role, Heard states:
“I was drawn to the script because it didn’t sacrifice one element in order to achieve the other. It’s as much adventure as it is classic superheroes, as it maintains elements of rom-com. I mean, it has all of these elements, and of course done by a horror master. So I really like that our film kind of respects all these different genres.”
“It does not rely on this whole damsel in distress formulaic thing we see all the time, we’ve seen a million times. He doesn’t rescue the girl and then save the world. In fact, I save him. Like I said, they go on this adventure as equal partners and they end it that way. There is an element of attraction there, but it is not the thing — because they have a job to do, they have a mission to fulfill and are equal partners in the success or failure of that mission, that takes a back seat to this. Their relationship, that element is not the driving force or what brings them together.”
It seems as if Heard’s portrayal will be more along the lines of how we have seen Wonder Woman portrayed rather than the cliche damsel in distress.
Momoa then talks about his take on his portrayal of Aquaman:
“I want Outlaw Josey Wales, I want the outsider, I want more than Batman the loner.”
“You can’t sit down and have a beer with Superman, you know what I mean? You can’t. I wanted Aquaman blue collar. He’s raised with his dad, worked on bikes, worked on old cars with his father and at a certain age he’s given this gift. He doesn’t know how to deal with it.”
I feel like this is a good approach. He needs to be different from Superman and Batman, and he still seems to share some of the characteristics Momoa and Snyder first devised. While this may upset many of the Snyder haters, I think DC needs to stick with a tone and run with it.
Finally, we get some more plot details:
“The pair find themselves in this dry location because they’re on a quest to find an artifact, the King’s Trident. In fact, this place is where the Trident was created. Aquaman needs it in his quest to take down his half-brother Orm aka Ocean Master (co-star Patrick Wilson), and Mera is along for the ride. Though fans may know that they two are lovebirds in the pages of DC Comics, they don’t start that way in the new film, and things might get testy at times.”
Sounds interesting to me! We now have some insight as to why he hasn’t carried his known trident. Also, it sounds like Heard will be quite the active sidekick in the film…maybe more.
What do you think of the character motivations as well as the new plot details? Will this film fall more in line with Wonder Woman, or fall victim to the DC movie curse? Leave your thoughts in the usual place, and thanks for reading!
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