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Jason Mamoa Says ‘Aquaman’ Is an Origin and Big Adventure Story

Written By: Artur Galvao

After wrapping up principal photography, DC Comics fans can now start their countdowns as Aquaman is gearing up for post production and their highly anticipated winter 2018 release. Now, titular star Jason Mamoa is speaking out on what fans can expect from the world expanding film and the overall tone.

Recently, Mamoa sat down with Total Film to discuss his solo feature and he said that Aquaman will explore the hidden and mysterious underwater world of the DCEU along with having the tone of classic adventure movies:

“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.”

Mamoa then went on to confirm that Aquaman will indeed be an origin story for the character, as Arthur Curry’s backstory will be shown throughout the movie:

“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.”

An Aquaman movie in the style of classic adventure films like Indiana Jones while still being an origin story? Consider me hyped. It is clear that Mamoa truly cares about the character and the story and his words here can only get fans even more excited for his big screen moment.

Total Film Interview Screenshots:

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Aquaman swims into theatres on December 21, 2018 but you can see Jason Mamoa as Aquaman in Justice League, which premieres on November 16, 2017. 

 

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