AQUAMAN Described As An “Emotional Action Movie” With Similar Tone To WONDER WOMAN Following Test Screening
More details on yesterday’s Aquaman test screening have merged, with James Wan’s solo outing for the King of Atlantis drawing comparisons to Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. Some mild SPOILERS may follow…
Mark Cassidy | 2/22/2018
Filed Under: “Aquaman”
We already reported on some vague initial reactions to the Aquaman test screening that was held yesterday at Warner Bros., but now thanks to Batman News we have a much better idea of what to expect from The King of Atlantis’ first solo adventure.
Aquaman is described as an “emotional action movie” with a similar tone to Wonder Woman. Apparently, it’s a drama first and foremost but there is also lot of humor – and, this being a James Wan film, some horror elements as well.
Several different reports have also mentioned a Star Wars-like vibe, particularly in relation to to the battle sequences.
Here are some more details, some of which might be considered mild SPOILERS:
There’s an amazing villain in Orm, played by Patrick Wilson
Amber Heard’s Mera is very much a co-lead and not just a love interest
Characters just talk normally underwater.
No giant air bubbles like we saw in Justice League.
The rumors were true, Jason Momoa wears the comic book Aquaman costume in the movie.
Black Manta is a secondary villain. He looks just like he does in the comics and has the same origin as well.
Superhero News scoop confirmed, The Trench is in the movie.
Yes, Aquaman can talk to fish, and he does in the movie.
It’s always best to take these type of reactions with a grain of salt (we have heard similarly glowing reports for movies that didn’t turn out so great, after all), but let’s hope all of this is on the level and Wan knocks it out of the aquarium.