From Warner Bros. Pictures comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas. The film, starring Momoa (Justice League, Game of Thrones) in the title role, 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.
Aquaman also stars Amber Heard (Justice League, Magic Mike XXL) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Spider-Man 2) as Vulko, counsel to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring films, Watchmen) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Baywatch, The Get Down) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Lion) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna. Also starring is Ludi Lin (Power Rangers) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando, and Temeura Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Green Lantern) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry. (synopsis via Coming Soon)
Aquaman is my favourite superhero.
There I’ve said it; it may be a quirky choice given the near-omnipresent popularity of the likes of Superman and Batman but then I’ve never really got with the flow with any mainstream pop culture trends so why start now?
As a kid, who interestingly enough wasn’t that into superheroes, at least the comic books which gave them life and prominence, Aquaman (and Wonder Woman) reigned supreme in my affections which is why I can’t wait to see James Wan’s take on the master of the underwater realms do his thing.
While the trailer gives me hope that the film will be a rip-roaring thriller with humour liberally-sprinkled throughout, these posters give me a tingling sense (not a Spidey one thank you – wrong superhero) that the film will be every bit as bright, colourful and otherworldly as you’d hope from a film that takes place in a realm removed from our own.
Aquaman opens 13 December Australia, 14 December and 21 December USA.