Aquaman Movie Confirmed To Be Origin Story

According to Aquaman star Jason Momoa, the movie will tell the origins of Arthur Curry and the lost city of Atlantis.   Justice League’s marketing team has already done a great job of maximizing Jason Momoa’s Aquaman in the Justice League trailers, and many fans are anxiously awaiting Aquaman’s solo movie which is still more than a year away from release.

Very soon, however, Aquaman is all DC fans will be seeing as filming has wrapped up and marketing is under way, and Jason Momoa wants to make sure this movie is marketed well.  It is important to take note that Aquaman will only be a warrior in Justice League, and not king of Atlantis.  His ascension to the throne will take place during Aquaman the movie.  It will be a movie containing Aquaman’s full origin story and growth.  As Jason Momoa puts it,

“It’s the whole origin story, for sure. You’ll see young Arthur and everything. It goes from before he was born…it’s the whole mythology of it.

It’s unbelievable where we start in this movie, and where we end up. Right now, I’m [filming] all the end stuff and it’s pretty insane. I hate comparing things, but when I watch Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, you see all these amazing worlds and the places they go, and you watch Star Wars and they do battles in space. Well, what do you think is going to happen underwater? There are so many cool worlds we’re going to, and my character definitely goes on a big adventure and you travel the world with him.”

Many may be worried about yet another superhero origin story, but Aquaman has the tough job of introducing the world to Aquaman, Mera, and Atlantis in more detail after they are introduced in Justice League.   Aquaman was clear in its intent to explore the world and the character in full depth with the casting of other underwater kingdoms and a young Arthur Curry.  One thing is clear, Momoa’s comparisons set up high hopes for the highly anticipated movie coming out December 21, 2018.

 

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Ari Bard

I am currently a Sophomore at Case Western Reserve University studying mechanical engineering. I have been in love with DC since I saw the animated series and movies in the early 2000s. I started reading comics regularly at the start of Rebirth. My favorite character is Martian Manhunter.
  • I have the feeling that they kind of have to do an origin story with the first movie, because this is essentially the first real live-action debut of Aquaman (minus Smallville)