Jason Momoa looks more ripped than ever before in first look photos for 'Aquaman' movie
There was a point in time when even the idea of making an Aquaman movie seemed ludicrous. In the late 90s, all interest in superhero movies seemed to die off after audiences were dismayed and disappointed by the outrageously garish Batman & Robin. That movie somehow didn't end George Clooney's career, but it did leave many disinterested in the idea of seeing comic book characters on the big screen.
But now, two Spider-man reboots, three Iron Man movies and a ten X-Men adventures later, we seem to be up to our necks in caped crusaders. While there are some who are fed up with the influx of superheroics at the movie theater, the success of the genre has allowed for the weirdest and wildest ideas to leap from the page and into live-action. Think about it; no one imagined a talking tree and a foul-mouthed racoon would have made millions at the box office, but Guardians of the Galaxy is now a favorite of moviegoers across the world.
Now it is time for Arthur Curry, better known as Aquaman, to have his own solo movie. The character has already graced our screens once in the past 12 months, appearing in this year's Justice League team-up movie. Yet there's still more to come. Entertainment Weekly have talked to the creators of the film and have even unveiled the first look at Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa.
Many of us will know the actor best from his brief but memorable role in Game of Thrones as Khal Drogo, the brutal but charming leader of the Dothraki hordes. This new version of Aquaman isn't too far from this role, as he is again starring as both a warrior and a king. Check out his amazing look:
James Wan, who directed other hit movies such as Furious 7 and The Conjuring, insists that this movie is going to be very different from other superhero movies out there:
"It's going to look very different, it will feel very different—aesthetically, tonally, story-wise—it's my own take. It's a much more a traditional action-adventure quest movie."
"Aquaman has been the joke of the comic book world, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought how cool that would be. Let's take the character everybody makes fun of and do something really interesting with him."
Despite the fact that we were introduced to the character and were given hints of his background in Justice League, there is still much unknown about the movie. Thankfully, Momoa himself has opened up about what the film will entail:
“Justice League was only a weekend in Arthur Curry's life. This is a totally different beast."
"In Aquaman, you see when his parents met and what happened to hem. Then the little boy being raised and finding his powers and going through that and never being accepted on either side. And then becoming this man who puts up all these walls."
"You just slowly see this man harden up and be completely reluctant wanting to be king and not knowing what to do with these powers he has. I think James Wan just killed it."
Aquaman will be hitting theaters on December 21, 2018. Can you wait a whole year to see this one?