The DCEU has had no shortage of ups and downs, twists and turns, rights and wrongs. Though the road has been rocky, this hasn’t come without some success sprinkled in. ‘Wonder Woman’ took a $150mil budget and transformed it into over $820mil world wide. Showing that there is still hope for the Extended DC Universe.
Though ‘Justice League’ didn’t perform up to the standards of Warner Bros. and many fans of comic book movies. It has brought forth conversation about what direction should be taken next. ‘Aquaman’ is a film that has a lot riding on it’s shoulders. Jason Momoa’s incarnation of The King Of Atlantis though met with praise, for transforming a relatively “Boring” character into something that is worthy of its own film, was drown out by the disappointment of The Justice League’s first live action outing.
Director James Wan told EW how he plans to move ‘Aquaman’ in the right direction:
Momoa added to James Wan’s sentiment while also distancing his film from ‘Justice League.‘ Telling EW, we will see a different side to his character:
“It’s going to look very different, it will feel very different — aesthetically, tonally, story-wise — it’s my own take,” Wan tells EW. “It’s a much more a traditional action-adventure quest movie.”
“Justice League was only a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life,” Momoa says. “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.”