James Wan confirmed to the Entertainment Weekly that his upcoming superhero film Aquaman will not have any cameo from DC’s other superheroes.
“I wanted to keep the story to the world of Aquaman and not have to worry about what other characters are doing in their films and how that would affect us. I just thought the simplest way was to keep it clean — keep it simple and let it be an Aquaman story,” Wan explained.
Many believe that DC’s Film Universe has been floundering because it was in too much of a hurry to build its own universe in the wake of Marvel Universe’s success. Wan’s decision does make sense to all th DC Universe’s fans.
Wan had earlier said, “I told them I understand and respect that its part of a bigger universe but at the end of the day I have to tell the story I want to tell, and I want to develop the character as well. It was something the studio was respectful about. In my movie, he starts off one way and becomes very different by the end. It’s a classic hero’s journey. I equate our story to The Sword and the Stone, it’s a very Arthurian story about a journey to becoming king.”
Jason Momoa’s performance as Aquaman in ’Justice League’ was praised, though the movie did not do well at the Box Office. The DC Comic’s Aquaman had been a target of jokes because of Super Friends Animated series in 1970’s and 80’s. But Jason Momoa’s Aquaman is being awaited by many. In this movie, the rightful king of the Atlantis (Underwater Kingdom) will face Patrick Wilson’s Orm or Ocean Master as the main villain.
The film is scheduled to be released in December 2018.