Aquaman: Can We Except: Something as Dark As Batman V Superman? Let’s Hear James Wan…

MOVIE NEWS – Back in March, Aquaman’s frist cinematic debut was just a cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. After returning to Justice League: Part One at last next year, the former Game of Thrones actor, Jason Momoa will reappear as the main character in his movie.

Very few details are known about what will happen in Aquaman, but given the dark tone of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, some have speculated in the Atlantean hero’s solo movie will strike a similar tone. According to director James Wan, fans shouldn’t except it as dark as the second DCEU entry.

During an interview with Empire, Wan pointed to his previous movies as examples of what kind of movie fans can expect tonally from Aquaman. He told to journalists:

“Look at the sensibility of my films, from Furious 7 to the horror films. You can extract the kind of movie I might make of Aquaman.”

Considering that comment, it seems like James Wan desires to stay in the middle ground when it comes to Aquaman’s tone. It won’t be entirely veiled in darkness, but it’s also not going to be fully lighthearted. Wan told before how even within his horror flicks, there were elements of fun in them, and Aquaman will get the same kind of treatment.

Plus, even if Furious 7 was explosive and busy last year, its critical and commercial proved that audiences have a fun time watching it. So even though Jason Momoa’s Aquaman looks like a major badass, don’t expect his underwater adventure to be a brooding affair. That said, it’s also important to Wan that the hero is taken seriously.

It’s no hush-hush that for years, Aquaman has been kind of prank to folks not familiar with his abilities or history. The New 52 relaunch improved his reputation among comic book readers, but Jason Momoa’s Aquaman will be the first opportunity for the hero to make a good impression among folks whose only knowledge of Aquaman comes from Family Guy gags and The Big Bang Theory references. Wan’s previously mentioned how one of the biggest challenges will be making Aquaman not look wimpy to non-comic book fans, but the director is clearly up to the task.

Over the weekend, it was rumored that James Wan was feeling trepidatious about directing Aquaman and may be looking for a way out, but the director quickly put the kibosh on that talk by tweeting out a photo of him standing underneath a giant mural of the aquatic hero. Rather than go the origin story route, Aquaman will take place after Justice League: Part One, but it hasn’t been officially revealed what predicament and which villain he’ll face on his own. At a minimum, what fans can look forward to is plenty of underwater action, including some crazy sea monsters and other kinds of cool creatures.

Aquaman will swim into theaters on July 27, 2018, and will also star Amber Heard as Mera.

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