Some new story details have surfaced for James Wan's Aquaman and it involves the journey that Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) finds himself on in the film. There's still a lot we don't know about the story, but this is a pretty big piece of information.
Aquaman will be searching for the King's Trident while simultaneously trying to stop Orm the Ocean Master's mission of invading and attacking the mainland. Unit publicist Ernie Maluk had this to say during a recent press event:
"Aquaman goes on this quest to find out where the true trident, the king's trident, is."
It's explained that the Quindent Aquaman used in Justice League is "not this trident, the dead king's trident, which is really the trident you want. With this trident, you can control the whole ocean, everything. But only a true king can wield it in their culture."
It was also revealed that Aquaman will at some point be sporting his classic comic book costume. When talking about wearing the classic the costume, Momoa said, "James [Wan] definitely wants to keep it just like the original."
I think we got our first look at Aquaman in his classic costume with the Trident in the photo that James Wan shared yesterday. While talking about the motivation behind Orm wanting to attack the mainland, Momoa explains:
"If I don’t step in and intervene, Orm’s just gonna take over the land. You think about all the harm we’ve done to the oceans, and are still doing, and if you lived under there, you would absolutely despise and hate these people that lived up there. Why wouldn’t you send a tsunami and just wreck the whole place? Why wouldn’t you? You burn up your cars and take the fossil fuels and put acid rain in the ocean and why wouldn’t you?"
The first trailer for the film will be released later this week, so stay tuned for that!
Aquaman also stars Willem Dafoe as Vulko; Amber Heard and Mera, Temuera Morrison (Green Lantern) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Get Down) as Black Manta; Ludi Lin (Power Rangers) as Murk; with Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring films, Watchmen) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna. Here's the synopsis:
Aquaman will center on Aquaman as a reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis who is caught between land dwellers that are always polluting the globe and his own people who are ready to invade the surface.
Aquaman is set to be released December 21, 2018.