Aquaman is a classic DC Superhero who is also the founding member of Justice League. He is the King of Atlantis who possess telepathic powers. He has the ability to command all sea life and has mighty strength and speed. He can survive on land and in the depths of oceans with extreme temperatures. In DC Cinematic universe, the character of Aquaman is played by Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo, Game of Thrones). He was briefly introduced in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and is going to make an official debut in Justice League followed by a solo movie.
The movie is under production for quite some time now, currently shooting in Australia. Till now, there is no official synopsis released by the makers.
James Wan, the director of the movie, has said that it will be a “coming of age” story which would also touch upon 1980’s classic romance elements much like “Romancing the Stone”.
There have been selected glimpses and images coming out of the sets. The latest is from Amber Heard who is playing Mera (Queen of Atlantis) with Jason Momoa and director James Wan.
Previously also she shared pictures of her in Mira’s suit with a sneaky shot of her and Aquaman filming in an exotic location. Although, the set-pieces are guarded it’s hard to hide from the locals if you are using giant outdoor water tanks in a coastal town.
Recently, a brand new photo was released online which has Amber Heard’s character Mera running across rooftops.
Although the image is blurred, it’s clear that it’s really her due to the distinctive red hair. She seems to be chased by Atlantean soldiers but we don’t know why. Fans can speculate all day and come out with new theories.
Many local news channels have posted pictures of tanks used on the set. But the more fabulous pictures are of Jason Mamoa himself having the time of his life.
According to News.com report, Mamoa can be seen with fish-scale tattoos, several buildings are prepared to shoot Curry family flashbacks featuring his brother Thomas Curry played by Temuera Morrison (another Australian actor). The set images are also indicative of the huge budget estimated to be over $160 million. Well, it remains to be seen if the movie lives up to the massive hype. The movie is expected to be released on December 21, 2018.
Mera and Aquaman will be next seen in Justice League which hits theatres on November 17, 2017. Here’s the synopsis of JL:
“In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions”.
Justice League movie boasts a strong ensemble cast including Batman (Ben Affleck), Superman (Henry Cavill), Wonder-woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Mamoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Mera (Amber Heard). The movie is directed by Zack Snyder. The story of Justice League will follow the events of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and mark the Phase 1 of DC Cinematic Universe.
At the end of the Batman v Superman, the Man of Steel was dead, while Batman and Wonder Woman had begun to assemble the Justice League, an elite team of superheroes to fight a supervillain Steppenwolf who has been awakened in the wake of events. The Steppenwolf is basically the military general of Darkseid who have sent parademons to interrogate/kidnap Batman and Earth’s scientists to retrieve Apokoliptian Motherbox which is the most powerful object in the realm.
When Warner Bros. dropped the full-length trailer of the Justice League, it set the internet on fire. The DC fans are pumped and thrilled to see their favorite superheroes on a big-screen. The massive reception that the trailer received has injected new life into DCEU. Hoping for a series of great DC films throughout 2018, 2019 and 2020. CHEERS!