Followers of the Aquaman comic during the New 52 will no doubt recognize some characters in the newest video release from James Wan‘s Warner Bros. aquatic superhero film.
The Trench, who were introduced by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis in their New 52 Aquaman run, are coming to the big screen:
Aquaman director James Wan talked with ComicBook.com briefly about why it was important to him to continue the story of the man-who-would-be-the-Atlantean-king following Justice League:
“It was very important for me early on to be allowed to make my own film and to have my own voice be in there. After Furious 7 and Conjuring 2, I didn’t want to be a director for hire. After Furious 7, that’s kind of who I was to some degree, but after that, I don’t want to be that guy again. So, it was very important for me to be able to bring my own stamp, my own visual aesthetic, create the characters. Even though Jason has somewhat been established Justice League, I wanted to bring his character into this, basically, fresh in a lot of ways.
So it was important for me to obviously pay a respect to where he was left off in [Justice League], but then allow me the freedom to take him to where I want to take him at the end of the movie. My hero goes on this hero’s journey to become someone very different than where he started. That was something that was very important for me. But the movie I want to make, that I was allowed that freedom to do that.”
The Jason Momoa-starring film hits theaters in the UK on December 12th, Amazon Prime members can see it starting on the 15th, and USA residents on the 21st.