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Aquaman (2018)
« on: Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 00:59 »

Aquaman

Directed by James Wan


Starring Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman


Amber Heard as Mera


Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master


Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta


Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus



Looks like Aquaman has a pretty good cast, and I've grown increasingly interested in seeing this. Never been all that well versed in Aquaman comics, but I did enjoy the animated film Justice League Throne of Atlantis, and if Wan and Momoa can exceed that, then Aquaman will be off to a very good start!



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Re: Aquaman (2018)
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 13 Apr 2017, 17:23 »
Dolphs in this?! Im sold.

Even without Dolph, I think this has the potential to be one of the more interesting upcoming superhero films. For one thing, no ones ever made a live action feature film about an oceanic superhero before. And secondly, James Wan is a very solid director. Hes never made a great film, but hes made several highly entertaining ones (especially The Conjuring series). This decade in particular, Wan's been more or less consistent in the quality of his directorial output (Insidious 2 being the only blip). And its nice to see him reteaming with Nite Owl II on what will be their fifth collaboration. So yeah, this one looks promising.

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Re: Aquaman (2018)
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 26 Apr 2017, 13:49 »
If Aquaman was made in the 80s, I can only imagine Cannon Films buying the rights, and Lundgren starring in the lead role. :D


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Re: Aquaman (2018)
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 28 Apr 2017, 12:08 »
^ Or, James Cameron would direct it.

Yes, of the numerous comic book films coming out in the next few years, Aquaman seems to be one of the most interesting.

Speaking of Wan, I loved some of the Insidious films too. Not masterpieces, but solid supernatural horror (well, more fantasy than actual scares). Material realm, spectral realm. Reminds me of something.

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Re: Aquaman (2018)
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 8 May 2017, 15:01 »
If Aquaman was made in the 80s, I can only imagine Cannon Films buying the rights, and Lundgren starring in the lead role. :D

And if it were moderately successful, a sequel or two with a ridiculously cheap budget.

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Re: Aquaman (2018)
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 19 May 2017, 05:00 »

New Images of Amber Heard as Mera.





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Re: Aquaman (2018)
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 19 May 2017, 05:28 »
She looks great - I'm getting Poison Ivy vibes with the hair and green costume, which isn't a complaint but an observation. The costume's simplicity is its, er, greatest asset. Between Margot Robbie, Gal Gadot, Antje Traue, Amy Adams and now Amber Heard, the DCEU has a stunning female cast. This is fantastic because the Burton/Schumacher era had its fair share of stunners too. Basinger, Pfeiffer, Kidman, McPherson and Thurman don't need any introduction.

I can't ignore Amanda Waller either. With all of the what if? discussions around Suicide Squad, the positives seem to be forgotten. Waller is probably my favorite DCEU villain so far, even though I've enjoyed EisenLex and Zod. A cold, calculating b**** and played with quiet charm and menace.

The Nolan era didn't do much for me with its casting decisions in this department.

But back to Aquaman.

The JL trailer really sold me on this interpretation of the character. He seems to have a bit of everything with his tough/funny blend, and if they can capture that same vibe for the solo film, I honestly think it will be a crowd pleaser. Casting Momoa was clearly the right decision.

 

    
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