Aquaman director James Wan reveals that the recently released lengthy trailer for Aquaman “barely scratches the surface” of his underwater adventure.
Wan’s take on the iconic DC character sees Jason Momoa as Aquaman caught in the middle of a war between Atlanteans and surface dwellers.
Trailers contain spoilers by nature. So if you don’t want anything spoilt, don’t see it. But I can say this — this 5-min trailer barely scratches the surface of the actual movie.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) October 6, 2018
While speaking with Comicbook.com, Wan revealed how important it was for him to maintain Aquaman’s identity when placing him in the DCEU.
“It was very important for me early on to be allowed to make my own film and to have my own voice be in there,” Wan said.
“After Furious Seven and Conjuring 2, I didn’t want to be a director for hire. After Furious Seven, that’s kind of who I was to some degree, but after that, I don’t want to be that guy again. So, it was very important for me to be able to bring my own stamp, my own visual aesthetic, create the characters. Even though Jason has somewhat been established Justice League, I wanted to bring his character into this, basically, fresh in a lot of ways.”
He further states that it was important to take Aquaman’s foundation established in Justice League into consideration, but he wanted the freedom to make the film he desired to. This helped Wan create a world undersea, unlike anything before.
“I really think what has been really fun, and I think for moviegoers, not just the fans, is when they see this film, they’re not just seeing a world of DC. They’re literally seeing a world within Aquaman itself,” Wan said.
”Just within the world of Aquaman, just creating the different kingdoms, like the different world, the machines that drive the world. They transport the animals that live in this underwater world and all that stuff. So I’ve never made a movie that is so heavily designed to this extent, and it was really awesome just being able to come up with really interesting things, and just run with it. And when the film comes out, I think you’re going to see how crazy big it is.”
Aquaman hits the theatres on December 21.