Aquaman Director Shares On How He’ll Show Underwater Dialogue

Credit: Warner Brothers

In most fantasy/sci-fi movies, there needs to be some kind of logic for the way things work and function. It just establishes a sense of the world and gives fans rules that make sense to follow.

It looks like in the DCEU, people have been trying to figure out how Atlanteans speak underwater. How did this discussion come up? In Justice League, there was a scene where Mera (Amber Heard) created a pocket of air underwater in order to talk with Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa).

A lot of fans thought this was a bad move. They hoped that it wouldn’t carry over into 2018’s Aquaman.

James Wan, who’s directing the film, quickly reassured fans on Twitter after the release of Justice League.

After Entertainment Weekly saw 15 minutes of the film, they confirmed not an air bubble was to be scene. Or, as Wan put it, “People are overthinking it. They’re just gonna talk!

EW said that there was a little bit of visual effects to show soundwaves underwater, but they called the solution simple and naturalistic.

Now that that’s out of the way. When are we gonna get that trailer, huh?

Aquaman hits theatres on December 21st, 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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