Wan expressed his enthusiasm for the film, stating that it would have a different tone compared to its predecessor. He described it as more serious and focused on tackling important issues like climate change. He emphasized that the Aquaman comic books have always been environmentally conscious, with the titular hero advocating for a clean and protected ocean.
In the context of today’s world, this theme becomes even more relevant. Despite the weighty subject matter, Wan assured fans that the film would still maintain its essence as an enjoyable action-fantasy movie.
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Given Aquaman’s deep connection to the ocean, it is only logical for Arthur Curry (played by Jason Momoa) to strive to keep it clean, even if it means directly confronting the humans who inhabit the surface. Wan revealed that a second problem would arise, in addition to global warming, but the identity of the super villain threatening Arthur’s loved ones remains a secret.
Considering the character’s rich history in the comics, it is certain that the chosen antagonist will prove to be a formidable adversary for the King of the Seven Seas. Nothing will stand in the way of Aquaman’s duty to protect his oceanic realm.
Aquaman’s journey in the DC Extended Universe began with a brief cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The hero was revealed when Batman (portrayed by Ben Affleck) obtained Lex Luthor’s private files, which documented various meta humans within the DC Universe. In the scene, Aquaman destroyed the camera surveilling him and swiftly vanished from Luthor’s sight. It wasn’t until later that Bruce Wayne recognized the need for Arthur’s assistance in confronting a formidable threat.
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Having aided multiple heroes in defeating Steppenwolf during the events of Justice League, Aquaman embarked on a personal adventure deeply intertwined with his own family. As Arthur had grown up hidden in the human world, his half-brother Orm (played by Patrick Wilson) had ascended to the throne and sought to wage war against humanity. Despite his conflicted emotions toward Atlantis, Arthur felt compelled to prevent his brother from igniting a catastrophic conflict that he himself would struggle to contain.