• Aquaman

    Aquaman is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name (Aquaman). It is intended to be the sixth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The film is directed by James Wan, with a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall, from a story by Wan, Beall, and Geoff Johns. It stars Jason Momoa as the title character, with Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman in supporting roles. It is the third live-action theatrical film featuring the title character, following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017), and will be the first full-length feature film centered around the character. In Aquaman, Arthur Curry, the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, must step forward to lead his people against his brother, Orm, who seeks to unite the seven kingdoms against the surface world.


    Aquaman

    Aquaman
    Aquaman

    Directed by James Wan
    Produced by
    • Peter Safran
    • Rob Cowan
    Screenplay by
    • David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
    • Will Beall
    Story by
    • Geoff Johns
    • James Wan
    • Will Beall
    Based on Aquaman by
    • Mort Weisinger
    • Paul Norris
    Starring
    • Jason Momoa
    • Amber Heard
    • Willem Dafoe
    • Patrick Wilson
    • Dolph Lundgren
    • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
    • Nicole Kidman
    Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams
    Cinematography Don Burgess
    Edited by Kirk Morri
    Production company
    • DC Entertainment
    • The Safran Company
    • Mad Ghost Productions
    Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
    Release date
    • December 21, 2018 (United States)
    Country United States
    Language(s) English
    Budget $160 million

    Talks of an Aquaman film began in 2004, with several plans falling through over the years. In August 2014, Beall and Kurt Johnstad were hired to write two competing scripts, and the film was officially announced in October 2014. Wan signed on as director in April 2015 and in July 2016 it was announced the film would move forward with Beall's screenplay, although Wan, Johnstad, Johns and Johnson-McGoldrick all performed various rewrites. Much of the main cast was confirmed throughout 2016. Principal photography began in Australia on May 2, 2017, with most of the film shot at Village Roadshow Studios in Gold Coast, Queensland, and wrapped on October 21, 2017.

    Plot Summary


    Following the events of Justice League, Arthur Curry, the reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, is caught in a battle between surface dwellers that threaten his oceans and his own people, who are ready to lash out and invade the surface.

    Cast



    • Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry / Aquaman: A half-Atlantean and half-Human who is reluctant to be king of the undersea nation of Atlantis. He has the ability to manipulate the tides of the ocean, communicate with other aquatic life (Habitat), swim at supersonic speeds, and possesses superhuman strength. Kaan Guldur portrays a 9-year-old Arthur Curry, and Otis Dhanji portrays a 13-year-old Arthur.
    • Amber Heard as Mera: Arthur Curry’s love interest, a warrior and daughter of the king of the Atlantean tribe of Xebel, who was raised by Queen Atlanna and groomed to become queen. Mera possesses hydrokinetic and telepathic powers that allow her to control her aquatic environment and communicate with other Atlanteans.
    • Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko: Atlantis' counselor who would become a mentor of Arthur Curry when he first comes to Atlantis.
    • Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master: Arthur Curry's Atlantean half-brother and ruler of Atlantis, who seeks to unite the seven underwater kingdoms to declare war on the surface world out of belief humanity polluted the seas.
    • Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus: The king of the Atlantean tribe of Xebel and Mera's father.
    • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as David Kane / Black Manta: A ruthless treasure hunter and a high-seas mercenary with a flair for creating deadly technological innovations.
    • Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna: The Queen of Atlantis, mother of Arthur Curry and Orm.
    • Ludi Lin as Murk: The Captain of the Men-of-War, the frontline army of Atlantis.
    • Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry: Arthur Curry's father and a lighthouse keeper.
    • Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin: a marine biologist who was friends with Thomas Curry.
    • Michael Beach as Jesse Kane: A member of a group of boatjackers and Black Manta's father.
    • Djimon Hounsou, Natalia Safran, and Sophia Forrest were cast as the Fisherman King, Fisherman Queen, and the Fisherman Princess whom Orm creates alliance with as part of his plan to unite the seven kingdoms.
    • Graham McTavish has been cast in an undisclosed role.
    • Leigh Whannell, Wan's long time collaborator, appears in the film as a pilot.


    Music


    On March 7, 2018, Rupert Gregson-Williams was announced as the composer for Aquaman. Gregson-Williams previously wrote the score for Wonder Woman, the fourth film in the DC Extended Universe.

    Release Date


    Aquaman is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on December 21, 2018. The film was initially scheduled to be released on July 27, 2018, however on December 2, 2016, it was moved to October 5, 2018. In March 2017, Warner Bros. finally moved the film to December 21. The film is set to be released in the United Kingdom and Ireland on December 14, 2018.

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