The upcoming DC movie based on the superhero Aquaman will most certainly deal with the origins of Arthur Curry and we will see the transformation of a regular guy into a hero gaining the respect of both humans and Atlanteans.
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 has been under production for quite some time now, currently shooting in Australia. 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.
The latest leak from the sets has been brought by 4eyedRaven’s twitter which released Princess Mera picture and this time we got a better look at the suits of armor worn by men chasing her. It could belong to Atlanteans or Orm troops. The image of the suit are larger in size and it may also belong to Black Manta himself.
He first appeared in Aquaman #35 in 1967, he was a treasure hunter whose mission was to collect a sample of Aquaman’s blood. In the process, a bloody battle ensued which led to the death of Aquaman’s father.
He hunted down Black Manta who developed a special suit to fight in the sea, but Aquaman accidentally killed Black Manta’s father. Since then they are arch enemies of each other.
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.
Jason Momoa as 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”.
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.
The Aquaman solo movie is slated to release in December 2018. Hopefully, Jason Momoa will give us the brilliant portrayal of King of the Seas who is worthy of being counted as among the greatest DC superheroes.
The Aquaman solo movie is not expected to release until December 21, 2018, hence any official footage is very unlikely.