Mark your calendars, Aquaman has finally gotten a release date!
The superhero film, starring Game of Thrones‘ Jason Momoa and directed by James Wan, is scheduled to hit theaters on October 5th, 2018.
The character was briefly seen in this year’s Batman V Superman, but he will be getting a much bigger part on 2017’s Justice League, which will see him join Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, The Flash, and Cyborg.
Fellow Atlanteans Mera, played by Amber Heard, and Vulko, played by Willem Dafoe will also be making their debut in the superhero ensemble piece and, of course, return for the standalone Aquaman.
The movie will be set right after Justice League and The Flash, and it will be the seventh film in the DC Extended Universe.
Originally, it was announced that the movie would be about the “reluctant ruler of Atlantis (Aquaman) caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt.” However, there have been multiple rewrites, and we still don’t know how close the film will stick to the original draft.
Wan, who will be co-writing the final draft in addition to his director duties, has described the film as “a classic sort of swashbuckling action adventure, sort of high seas adventure story … It’s ultimately a quest story in the spirit of Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Romancing the Stone.”
It has also been reported that Aquaman will not be an origin story. So perhaps we may be getting a bit of his background in the Justice League film.
Just like the movie, Aquaman — or Arthur Curry — has had varying origin stories. In a couple of versions, he is the son of Queen Atlanna, which would make sense if he is being set up as the King of Atlantis. His biological father, though, has somewhat varying stories. There is one version that his father is a Sea wizard and another that recounts he is half human and the son of a lighthouse keeper also named Arthur Curry. Nevertheless, both versions state that he was raised by a human.
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