Aquaman is Warner Bros only superhero movie this year, so the Jason Momoa-starring film has a lot riding on it for the studio and the DC extended universe and for first-time comic book movie director James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious, Furious 7).
Momoa’s performance in the much-maligned Justice League was a highlight and the expectation is that the solo Aquaman movie will help put DC back on track.
There have been a few test screenings of Aquaman already, which have been well received and now we have word from studio executives that have seen the movie that it is “extraordinary” and “a testament to James’ unique vision”.
Entertainment Weekly spoke exclusively to the film’s producers and the studios executive brass. Here’s an excerpt of what was said:
“James has done an incredible job with his team,” says Warner Bros. film chief Toby Emmerich. “The film is taking you to a different place and imagining the underwater world in a way you haven’t seen before.”
One of the film’s producers, Peter Safran, tells us the film has, “got the great action you expect, it’s got a lot of great humor, it works on so many levels … it’s a testament to James’ unique vision. I think it’s an extraordinary step in DC Universe that sets it on the right path.”
DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns (who recently announced he was exiting the company for a writing and producing deal) knows plenty about Aquaman, having penned some of the comics in addition to co-writing the story for the standalone film.
“The underwater stuff has never been executed like this before,” Johns tells us. “The visual effects shots coming in are just beautiful. James can switch modes from horror to big bright colorful action to really emotional scenes. He’s so able to hit all these different genres.”
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