While DC Films has tried to bring every aspect of their cinematic universe into play in one go, ‘Aquaman‘ is going to be a more personal piece that just puts a focus on the main character instead of the rest of the heroes who are out there. That’s right folks; you shouldn’t go into the movie and expect Wonder Woman, Superman, or Batman stopping by to have a coffee with Arthur Curry.
Jason Momoa who plays the character even believes he knows the reason that the film won’t be tied to the larger world and it isn’t an active choice by the director or studio execs, but it all boils down to money.
Momoa shares the reasoning he believes this is the case below:
“I think it would cost a lot of money, probably. I don’t think we got it in the budget. But, I think it would be great. At some point, I’m pretty sure, y’know, if this does well and if that does well…Probably, the same thing that happened with Marvel, you know what I mean?”
With WB and DC Films not having the largest of financial and critical successes with their releases, spending more money for cameos probably isn’t at the top of their list when you can put out a good movie without them. With so much of the film already taking place underwater and most of the budget most likely being used on the special effects James Wan has put together, it seems like the visuals would be more important than slipping in a two-minute conversation.
I’m not sure that he’ll have even time for seeing any of his new friends while he’s busy trying to “unite the seven” underwater kingdoms.
Are you sad that we won’t be getting a cameo of any of DC’s other superheroes in ‘Aquaman’ or do you prefer they try to keep this a standalone? Which hero or villain would you have wanted to see pop up? Share your thoughts below!
“From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime — one that will not only force him to face who he really is but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be … a king.”
Source: Cinema Blend