Last week, director Zack Snyder gave fans a treat by posting a short video of Jason Momoa in underwater action as Aquaman in test footage from the upcoming ‘Justice League’. Viewers were intrigued by the footage and wondered how much of it was real and how much was movie magic. Was that even Momoa or a CGI construct?
Snyder took to his VERO account to clarify things and to share another image of Momoa in action.
As you can see from Snyder’s comment below the image, Momoa was all real with CGI only used to provide his hair and background. But this should give you an indication of how this live action Aquaman will appear on the big screen.
Underwater filming is incredibly difficult to execute. Does what you have seen so far give you confidence that the creators of the DC movies have a good enough grasp to pull this off?
Of course, Aquaman is just one component of this ensemble, joining Ben Affleck’s Batman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller’s The Flash and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg, as well as, presumably Henry Cavill as a resurrected Superman. Also part of the ‘Justice League’ cast are Amber Heard as Mera and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko both of whom will resurface for the solo ‘Aquaman’ movie next fall.
Also part of the ‘Aquaman’ cast are Patrick Wilson as Orm, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta. Nicole Kidman is said to be in negotiations to play Aquaman’s mother Atlanna.
‘Aquaman’ will center on Aquaman as a reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis who is caught between land dwellers that are always polluting the globe and his own people who are ready to invade the surface.
‘Aquaman’ directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman (maybe), Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Temuera Morrison, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will dive into theaters on October 5, 2018.
Directed by Zack Snyder, ‘Justice League’ is set to be the flagship entry in DC’s burgeoning cinematic universe. The film features returning stars Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot alongside a wave of newcomers, including Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher and J.K. Simmons. ‘Justice League’ will land in theaters on November 17, 2017.