Now that Justice League has taken care of totally introducing Aquaman to audiences, now we have a yr to go till he snags the highlight for himself within the Aquaman movie. Justice League did a satisfiable job of laying out Aquaman’s core characterization, together with the notable differences from his comedian ebook counterpart. With Aquaman, nevertheless, not solely will the film be following up on his life after serving to his fellow superheroes defeat Steppenwolf, however it’s going to additionally peel again the layers of his previous. Here is how Jason Momoa described Aquaman‘s dealing with of the character:
Justice League was solely a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life. It is a completely totally different beast. In Aquaman, you see when his dad and mom met and what occurred to hem. Then the little boy being raised and discovering his powers and going by way of that and by no means being accepted on both aspect. After which turning into this man who places up all these partitions. You simply slowly see this man harden up and be fully reluctant eager to be king and never figuring out what to do with these powers he has. I believe James Wan simply killed it.
Justice League solely partially touched on Aquaman’s earlier life, specifically after we realized how his mom, Queen Atlanna, was pressured to depart him within the care of his human father, Thomas Curry. We had been already conscious that the Aquaman film would discover elements of Arthur Curry’s origin when it was introduced that Nicole Kidman would play Atlanna, Temuera Morrison would play Thomas, and Kaan Guldur and Otis Dhanji had been solid as nine-year-old Arthur and 13-year-old Arthur, respectively. However as Jason Momoa laid out to EW, Aquaman will spend loads of time exhibiting Arthur’s upbringing, discovering his particular talents and the way he grew to really feel like an outsider in each of his “worlds.” Origin tales will be tiresome after they’re about heroes who’ve had their background explored in a number of motion pictures and TV exhibits. Nevertheless, in Aquaman’s case, whereas most people could also be vaguely conscious of him, few are intimately aware of his origin, so it is well worth the Aquaman film bearing on these early years.
Together with Aquaman exploring Arthur Curry‘s origin story, the film will even present him taking the subsequent step ahead on his heroic path as an grownup. On the finish of Justice League, Aquaman was seen swimming again to Atlantis, lastly able to embrace his underwater heritage. However whereas he is getting ready to take the throne, Aquaman must face threats each near him and from the floor world; extra particularly his half-brother Orm, a.ok.a. Ocean Master, and the mysterious mercenary referred to as Black Manta.