The DCEU may have hit some troubled waters in the beginning, but it looks like it is all smooth sailing this year when Aquaman hits theaters this December. The film sees Jason Momoa reprising the title role he first played in last year’s Justice League. But now the man who can talk to fish will be taking his heroics as a solo act where he has to return to the underwater world he never knew to reclaim the throne from his half-brother King Orm (Patrick Wilson) who has just declared war on the surface world.
I have to say, a new setting may just be a nice change of pace for a superhero universe whose titles have taken place on the surface of the Earth. Seeing the new underwater setting opens the door for unexplored territory and new superhero (or supervillain species) that we have never seen in any other superhero film.
James Wan, who is better known for his horror films than anything else, takes the helm of Aquaman. And while we have seen films have the reluctant hero and king claim what is rightfully his, I think the film’s tone and colorful aesthetics should be enough to distance itself from the rest of the films of the DCEU.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
Aquaman opens in theaters on December 21, 2018.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.