A common thing that is pointed out about DC films is that they are dark, whether the movie is liked or disliked. Movies like Man Of Steel, The Dark Knight, Batman V Superman, and even the lighter Suicide Squad have a darker edge to them when compared to the Marvel films. A movie that is starting production soon is James Wan’s Aquaman, and some are wondering what that movie is going to be like. The scriptwriter of Aquaman, Will Beall, assures fans that this movie is going to be fun, and something special. Here’s what he had to say.
“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.”
Not the usual Aquaman
Aquaman has had a history of being the punchline of a lot of jokes. With Jason Momoa being cast as the hero, people are starting to take him more seriously because of his intimidating presence, and the lack of brightness the character is known for. Beall is very excited for this movie, and said the movie is being made at the perfect time with modern technology.
“What’s interesting is that you couldn’t have done it before. You know, you could do Batman in 1988, but now you have the technology, and it’s going to be cool.”
Aquaman is definitely not an easy character to adapt on screen, so it’s comforting to hear from the screenwriter that the movie is being treated with care. Beall also wrote the one of the first drafts of the upcoming Justice League and mentioned a shift in tone in future DCEU installments to something more lighter.
“I think Justice League again is, what you’re going to see — I hope I’m not going to get in trouble for saying this — but it’s much more fun, much poppier, than … I haven’t seen Wonder Woman yet, but Batman vs Superman was a little more somber. But Justice League is a lot more fun. And I think that feels to me like the direction those movies are heading now.”
The DCEU films have been polarizing to say the least. A lot of people’s complaints with these movies are that they are too dark and somber, and it looks like the upcoming movies are changing that. While Suicide Squad was lighter, it still divided audiences.
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