To compete, let alone beat, Disney and Marvel Studios with their Avengers is indeed very difficult. In fact, Dilan alone will not be strong. However, currently, Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films have a chance. At least, to save face. So as not to be too shy.
The Aquaman film, which tells the story of the ruler of this underwater kingdom becoming an “only child”. Alias the only DC Comics superhero film released by Warner Bros. Pictures in 2018. Perhaps, they are still traumatized by the failure of the Justice League. However, even so, DC Entertainment boss Geoff Johns is optimistic: Aquaman will be cool. Will swim. Won’t sink like the Justice League.
In handling the Aquaman film project, starring Jason Momoa, DC Films did use a different approach when compared to the previous DC Extended Universe (DCEU) films. Dibesut by director Zack Snyder. The visualization is good, but the nuance tends to be dark.
This time, DC Films appointed James Wan as director of Aquaman. The Malaysian filmmaker is known as the maestro of the horror film franchise. Such as Saw (2004), Insidious (2010), and The Conjuring (2013). However, even so, in addition to horror films, he has also had success when gushing the action film Furious 7 (2015). Which became the best-selling series of the Fast & Furious film franchise.
According to the directors of Warner Bros. Pictures Toby Emmerich, James Wan has taken the DCEU franchise in a different direction. Namely, by presenting an underwater world imagination that we have never seen before. Likewise, according to producer Peter Safran. He believes, Aquaman is an extraordinary step for the DCEU. This film will be the embodiment of James Wan’s unique vision. Because it contains many action scenes and humor. Which is very cool when viewed from various sides.
When appearing at the San Diego Comic-Con last July, James Wan admitted, Aquaman was his first superhero film. Therefore, he wanted to make this film a little different and a little unique. More like sci-fi fantasy than traditional superhero movies.
In addition, James Wan also revealed that it is very important to present visual and aesthetic concepts that match their characteristics. He doesn’t want this Aquaman film to just fulfill the market’s desires. Therefore, the figure of Aquaman, who made his debut in Justice League last year, appears fresher in his solo film.
In this Aquaman film, after fighting alongside other superheroes in the Justice League, the character Aquaman (Jason Momoa), whose real name is Arthur Curry, is told to return to where he came from: A secret kingdom under the sea. The one called Atlantis. Which is very beautiful and full of advanced technology.
In addition to living on land, Arthur Curry is also said to be able to live under the sea. He is able to communicate with fish and other aquatic creatures. In addition, he can also control waves, swim at supersonic speed, and has superhuman strength.
According to the DC comic version, Arthur is the son of the independent ruler of Atlantis, Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman), with an ordinary human. A lighthouse keeper. The name is Thomas Curry (Temuera Morrison).