Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have announced a series of castings for the upcoming Aquaman film that reveal some key story features that will help fans speculate as to what’s to come in the film. The studio has announced a pair of child actors that will be playing Arthur Curry (Aquaman) in his youth in what one can imagine will be flashback sequences similar to the ones included in the recent Wonder Woman film.
Princes of Atlantis
The two child actors include Otis Dhanji, who will be playing a teenage Arthur Curry (age 13) with actor Kaan Guldur (age 9) playing an even younger version of the future King of Atlantis. This is similar approach Wonder Woman in which two young actresses played younger versions of Wonder Woman in that film’s flashback sequences. One can guess that the two boys will help to introduce larger audiences to the Aquaman mythos and how a half-Atlean, half-human came to be king. These parts in comic book movies tend to make long-time fans groan since they already know the backstory of the character but if anything, Wonder Woman showed how it can be done well. Hopefully, the filmmakers have taken note and will apply the same principles to Aquaman.
Here a video of Kaan Guldur in what appears to be an audition reel:
Look At Me: Michael Beach is Playing Pirate Jesse Kane Now
Another announcement was made by Variety where actor Michael Beach will be playing a pirate named Jesse Kane, who will be having some kind of interaction with the King of Atlantis (fingers-crossed for an epic action sequence). Beach comes from a strong acting background which includes a previous role in which he worked alongside Jason Mamoa. Both actors worked on Stargate: Atlantis (it seems like Mamoa is destined to be forever tied to the underwater city) as well as working on other previous projects such as “Third Watch,” “ER,” “Sons of Anarchy” on television with credits in feature films “Waiting to Exhale,” “One False Move,” “True Romance,” “A Family Thing,” “Soul Food,” and Robert Altman’s “Short Cuts.”
All these actors will be added to an already star-studded cast which include Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Ludi Lin, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta.
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Aquaman is set for release on December 21st, 2018