In 2004, FilmJerk.com reported that Sunrise Entertainment’s Alan and Peter Riche are planning to bring Aquaman to the big screen for Warner Bros. and in October 2014, it was announced officially that the movie is going to be made. Since then, there have been many speculations about the movie from his directors to several release dates. Aquaman has been a movie surrounded with a lot of tides from the rumor mills but now with almost 3 months on the calendar, a tide of expectations and excitement has come big-time upon this movie.
This time it’s the director of the movie James Wan who gave a big surprise to the fans as many merchandise and promotional arts have shown the classic green and orange costume on the body of Arthur Curry aka Aquaman. This classic costume has been the one which we’ve seen in the comics but the strange thing is that there’s no concrete story or reason written behind Aquaman’s costume or armor despite having stories of every single armor or symbols worn by other superheroes of DC.
So, maybe James Wan is going to add a chapter in the comics with the possible inclusion of this classic costume in the movie. The character was created way back in 1941 by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris. The costume seemed relevant to his character and the creators didn’t feel the need to make a story about his costume because the shirt is similar to the skin of a fish and the flipped pants are doing justice to his aquatic gimmick. Readers found it normal to see the king of seven seas in a costume like this.
The director of the movie James Wan has also said something about the costumes,
“We associate so much of the cheese of the character so much with the Super Friends Cartoon that we’re familiar with, and the look of it, but that’s also what really makes him cool. It was kind of like taking that idea and making sure that aesthetic fits with the looks of what Atlantis is today, or what Atlantis was back then.”
The director also has the responsibility of doing justice with the character as some die-hard comic fans see him as a funny character or a joke. But Wan also suggested that he’s going to embrace every aspect of the character and actor both as he stated,
“I don’t think making an Aquaman movie can be any other tone than this, right? In pop culture, he is known as the lamest superhero. So, you’ve got lean into that. You’ve got to play into that. You’ve got to have fun with it, right? Like, yes, he rides seahorses, but in our movie, you wouldn’t be laughing at a seahorse like that. I wanted to embrace what people think is goofy and potentially campy about this world and really make it fun and adventures in a cool way.”
So, we can have a breather and stop worrying about the film because James Wan with his comments has shown that he knows how to tackle this script. And with the ability he possesses, you just can’t doubt him. The movie is going to follow the events of Justice League as Arthur Curry, the reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis is caught in a battle between surface dwellers who are threatening his oceans and his own people, who are ready to lash out and invade the surface.
Last but not the least is the long-awaited inclusion of Patrick Wilson in a superhero movie and the actor is playing the role of Orm/ Ocean Master, as he’s the half-brother of Arthur Curry and ruler of Atlantis. His mission is to unite the even underwater kingdoms so that they can declare war on the surface world out of belief humanity populated the seas.
The actor himself has described his character as “complicated” in a question hour with fans on Twitter, most of the common questions were about his role in the film and he stated,
“It was awesome and exhausting and worth every second of pain. I can’t wait to show you guys. Actually, I can’t wait for director to show me. Everything was different, especially the costumes.”
So, what do you think of Aquaman’s classic costume? Are you excited for the movie?