Aquaman Screenwriter Teases The “Fun” Of The Swashbuckling Film

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We’re looking forward to see Jason Momoa step out of the ocean in the Justice League later this year. (Just like we’re looking forward to seeing Jason Momoa as a cowboy in Fronteir later this month.)

With the Aquaman movie’s release date pushed back (seriously?), we need news more than ever about this film. Mainly because Aquaman is one of the few DCEU films that we’re super excited for.

After the shaky start with Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad, it looks like the DCEU is taking a different direction with its upcoming films. Wonder Woman, for example, has color in it.

William Beall, the co-writer for Aquaman, promise a different tone for the film vs other DCEU fare.

In an interview with Collider, he talked about the film.

“It’s going to be fun, it’s going to be really fun. What we’ve come up with and James [Wan] especially — he has a really clear idea of the tone he’s going to have, and I think Aquaman is one that’s going to blow people’s minds, not just visually, but I think the story and the scope of it is really great.”

From the get-go, Wan (who also wrote the script) did seem to have an idea for the film. He’s previously described it as “swashbuckling”.

Which, as always, I am there for. Partly because I like the team behind it. Partly to see Jason Momoa wet and shirtless.

Justice League will be out November 2017. Aquaman will hit theatres October 2018.

Bec Heim

Senior Editor at 4YE
Rebecca "Bec" Heim is the Senior Editor for 4YE. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Scranton. She also has an MA in Film-Radio-Television from Syracuse University and an MFA in Screenwriting from Boston University. She enjoys reading through her ever growing mountain of books, talking way too much about superheroes, and trying to reach transcendental state.
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