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A consistent and prevalent problem in the modern day superhero genre – one that exists across the Marvel/DC spectrum- is the lack of interesting and substantive villains.
While all the attention is thrown at the film’s heroes, the antagonists in these movies are often left out in the cold, almost always coming off as a second thought, just an annoying obstacle for our champions to squash.
This has been the subject of much talk in numerous write ups and editorials, but it looks like Patrick Wilson thinks his upcoming Aquaman villain, Ocean Master, will rectify the mistakes of movies past.
Wilson responded on twitter to a Hollywood Reporter piece on the issue with the following tweet.
Not for long. @creepypuppet https://t.co/0C9rJrAVdT
— patrick wilson (@patrickwilson73) March 27, 2017
It’s nice to see »
- Samuel Brace
In preparation for her role as Mera (the wife of Arthur Curry a.k.a. Aquaman), Amber Heard has taken to Instagram to show off a new image of her training with a melee weapon for what will surely be an incredibly physically demanding performance in the 2018 solo movie. Check it out below:
See Also: Possible new logline for DC’s Aquaman teases the plot
Heard’s Mera can be briefly spotted in the newly released trailer for the hotly anticipated DC superhero blockbuster extravaganza Justice League. Heard’s role in the DC ensemble is just a cameo, but it’s all still good news for those excited to see her in action.
Aquaman is being directed by James Wan (Fast & Furious 6, The Conjuring) and stars Jason Momoa as the titular hero, reprising his role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, along with Amber Heard as Mera, »
- Robert Kojder
Moana arrives on Blu-ray, as well as on DVD (there’s a code for a digital copy too). It’s an enjoyable movie, and the bonus features make this is a worthwhile purchase for fans.
While it might be easy to dismiss a movie like Disney’s Moana as just another tired adventure story featuring a young girl going against what her society has taught her, it’s still a story with heart, one that pays homage to the culture it displays without being patronizing.
Moana’s eponymous heroine was chosen as a little girl to possess an ancient stone that was a powerful symbol for her people many years ago. It was lost to the sea and she desires »
- Brad Cook
James Wan‘s upcoming Aquaman stand-alone movie has been pushed back two months from October 2018 to December 21st 2018. The news comes from Warner Bros. Pictures themselves and follows the news that Avatar 2 has vacated the very attractive release weekend before Christmas where the studio already have an untitled WB event movie due – that will now move supposedly.
Aquaman will now open just four days before Mary Poppins Returns and directly against Sony’s animated Spider-man movie. Slipping into Aquaman’s previous October 6th 2018 release spot is Sony’s just-announced Venom film which Alex Kurtzman is rumoured to be directing.
Jason Momoa leads the cast in the title role as Aquaman in the DC spin-off movie, which is now in pre-production. Nicole Kidman and Temuera Morrison have been cast as his parents, while Patrick Wilson will play his brother Orm, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will star Black Manta, and Willem Dafore as Vulko. »
- Paul Heath
Back in December, Warner Bros. pushed its highly-anticipated Aquaman movie by more than a year, from its original release date of July 27, 2017 to October 5, 2018. Production is reportedly set to begin this summer in Australia, under the direction of James Wan, but now it seems the studio is delaying Aquaman even further. The studio has pushed Aquaman from its October 5, 2018 date, to December 21, 2018.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that the studio is taking over the same date that Avatar 2 was originally scheduled for. Last week, James Cameron announced that his sequel won't hit that 2018 date as previously planned. Right now, Aquaman will be going up against Sony's untitled animated Spider-Man movie, while falling between a few more highly-anticipated releases. Aquaman will arrive one week after Universal's Mortal Engines on December 14, and a week before Disney's Mary Poppins Returns hits on Christmas Day. This new Aquaman date marks the first time that »
In the wake of Avatar 2‘s delayed production, Warner Bros. has decided to move Aquaman from its October 2018 release date to take Avatar‘s spot on December 21, 2018. The move was made to take advantage of an empty Christmas week in theaters, especially since it will be the first time since December 2015 that a Star Wars film won’t be released during the holiday season.
Aquaman is gearing up for production this summer, James Wan (The Conjuring) directing Jason Momoa as the titular hero. Momoa had a brief cameo as the Atlantean king in last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will be featured again in Justice League, coming out November 17.
Joining him in Justice League and Aquaman are Amber Heard as Mera and Willem Dafoe as his royal advisor Vulko. Patrick Wilson will star in Aquaman as the hero’s half-brother Orm, better known as Ocean Master, »
- Ricky Church
Zack Snyder may not be directing Aquaman—that’s James Wan’s job—but he’s still pretty pumped about watching the superhero show off his impressive power of possessing gills while otherwise being a very tall, very gorgeous man. The Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice director and Aquaman producer even ignored his own birthday to bring the people a clip of Jason Momoa swimming around his undersea kingdom, like a raven-haired Ariel. (We hope this means he has a flounder and crab for his best friends.)
Working on my birthday »
- Danette Chavez
Warning. A potential spoiler (or rampant speculation) for Justice League follows..
Back in November it was reported that despite the lack of Hal Jordan or John Stewart in Justice League, Zack Snyder’s latest DC blockbuster will feature a member of the Green Lantern Corps, who will appear “in a key sequence.”
Now, that rumour came by way of Umberto Gonzalez, a.k.a. El Mayimbe, and now Geek Feed is following this up with their own report, claiming that said Green Lantern will be none other than Abin Sur.
Should the original rumour about a Green Lantern Corps cameo prove true, then Abin Sur would certainly make sense for a cameo appearance, given that he’s the immediate predecessor of Hal Jordan, and his power ring chooses Hal as his replacement following his death. We saw him in the 2011 Ryan Reynolds movie, where he was played by Temuera Morrison. »
- Gary Collinson
Disney’s Moana hit Digital HD this week and we have some special bonus clips to share with you.
Helmed by Clements and Musker, the directing team behind The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and The Princess and the Frog, and co-directed by Chris Williams & Don Hall (Oscar®-winning Big Hero 6 -Best Animated Feature Film in 2015), Moana” is produced by Osnat Shurer (Lifted, One Man Band), and executive produced by John Lasseter. Jared Bush (Zootopia) wrote the screenplay. Moana features original songs from a diverse and dynamic team that includes Tony®-, Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning lyricist/composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (Broadway’s Pulitzer Prize-winning and multiple Tony-winning Hamilton, Tony-winning In the Heights), Mark Mancina (Speed, Tarzan The Lion King) and Opetaia Foaʻi (founder and lead singer of the award-winning world music band Te Vaka). Mancina composed the original score.
Writing “We Know the Way”
Moana stars Auli‘i »
- ComicMix Staff
Although Aquaman is still quite a ways down the road from being released, thanks to a casting call site we may have discovered both a new synopsis and confirmation of an actress to appear in the film. On acting-auditions.org a brief synopsis for the film reads as follows.
"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. Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Jason Momoa will play Aquaman. Also starring is Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Hollywood Film Awards winner Amber Heard as Mera, two-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master, New Zealand Film and TV Awards winner Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta. »
- Drew Carlton
With pre-production on Warner Bros.’ Aquaman in full swing ahead of filming in Australia this May, casting call website Acting Auditions has shared a potential logline for the DC superhero movie which briefly teases the film’s plot:
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 being directed by James Wan (Fast & Furious 6, The Conjuring) and stars Jason Momoa as the titular hero, reprising his role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, along with Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Dr. Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as »
- Gary Collinson
With production starting this summer in Australia on Warner Bros.' Aquaman, the supporting cast is now starting to come together. A recent video even revealed that Jason Momoa has begun his stunt training for this superhero adventure. The story is still being kept under wraps, though, with very little revealed about this stand alone film. Over the weekend, director James Wan answered a few fan questions through social media, confirming that the DC Comics character Aqualad will not be a part of this movie.
Last night, one fan asked director James Wan on Twitter if he's looking for an actor to play Aqualad. The director's response was swift and merciless, saying that he is, "Absolutely not at all" looking to cast someone as Aqualad. This confirmation upset some fans, with one even going so far as to claim that the exclusion of Aqualad "crushed" his dreams. The director responded »
With Aquaman gearing up to go into production in Australia, director James Wan has revealed that he will be reuniting with The Conjuring 2 cinematographer Don Burgess on the 2018 DC solo movie, with Wan posting the following to Twitter:
Don Burgess. Some upcoming kid I gave a break to on Conjuring 2. https://t.co/BMzyqzrSE3
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) February 20, 2017
Burgess is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer, whose extensive C.V. includes Forrest Gump, Contact, Cast Away, Spider-Man, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, The Polar Express, The Book of Eli, The Muppets, Flight, Allied and Monster Trucks.
Aquaman is set for release on October 5th, 2018 and stars Jason Momoa as the titular hero, along with Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Dr. Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, »
- Gary Collinson
Recently we got a look at Amber Heard throwing some jabs in preparation for her role as Mera in upcoming DC Extended Universe blockbuster Aquaman, and now we have footage of Jason Momoa undergoing some sword-fighting training (set to some seriously loud heavy metal music) as he gears up for his third outing as the superhero after last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and November’s Justice League. Check it out here
It’s worth noting that the training facility in the video it 87Eleven Action Design, which is not only where Amber Heard is also honing her skills, but also a studio that has worked on other blockbuster franchises such as John Wick.
- Robert Kojder
Fans got their first look at Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry in a memorable but brief cameo appearance in last year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but they'll get to see a whole lot more of this iconic character in this year's Justice League, in theaters November 17. The actor is also prepping to star in his stand alone Aquaman movie, shedding new details about the story in a recent interview. According to the actor, this movie will take fans to places they've never seen before in a movie. When asked about what an Aquaman video game might look like if he were in charge, the actor had this to say.
"I read the Aquaman script and let me just put it this way, I've never seen a movie that's anything like this. It's going to be a world that you've never seen before, which is really cool. We went to space, »
Warner Bros. may be struggling with its plans for The Flash and The Batman, but 2018’s Aquaman movie seems to be moving forward smoothly as it gears up to go into production in Australia (although of course, it didn’t quite manage to avoid the obligatory “It’s a DC movie so there must be problems” rumour, which director James Wan swiftly debunked).
As he prepares to reprise the role of Arthur Curry for the third time after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the upcoming Justice League, leading man Jason Momoa has been chatting to Digital Trends about his excitement over the movie, and promising it will show us “a world that you’ve never seen before.”
“The cool thing with Aquaman is how it taps into the native culture and that’s something that we’re only taught a little about, so there’s a lot of interesting things, »
- Gary Collinson
Recently we got a look at Amber Heard testing out some makeup for her role as Mera in Aquaman, and now we have a video (courtesy of Smtv Reports) of the actress showing off some of her physical training. Check it out below:
Mera in the making #AmberHeard #Mera pic.twitter.com/lGJKhbfkTp
— Seán (@ReelFada) February 12, 2017
Amber is training at the 87Eleven Action Design Studio which has also prepared actors for John Wick, The Hunger Games, and Jurassic World. Her co-star Jason Momoa also underwent training at the facility, gearing up to play Aquaman.
- Robert Kojder
The Important News DC Extended Universe: Justice League promises to be a more upbeat movie. Temuera Morrison will play Aquaman's human father. Star Wars: Phoebe Waller-Bridge joined the Han Solo movie. Remakes: Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig will star in a Toni Erdmann remake. Friday the 13th's latest reboot has been cancelled. Lee Daniels will direct Oprah Winfrey in a redo of Terms of Endearment. Will Smith bailed on the live-action Dumbo. The Coen brothers co-wrote the new Scarface. Parodies: Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer are doing a Star Wars spoof. Kevin Smith is spoofing reboot culture with a new Jay and Silent Bob movie. Manga Adaptations: Jennifer Connelly will play...
- Christopher Campbell
Aquaman: Temuera Morrison, a veteran actor who may be best known for his role as Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (above), is in negotiations to join Aquaman. If things work out, he would play the human father of Aquaman (Jason Momoa). Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe and Patrick Wilson are already confirmed to appear; Nicole Kidman and Yahya Abdul-Matteen II are in early negotiations. James Wan will direct, with production expected to begin in April. [THR] The Strangers 2: In December 2015, we heard that a sequel to the 2008 thriller The Strangers (above) was on its way, heading toward a December 2016 release. That didn't happen, but now the project has a new director, Johannes Roberts (The Other Side of the Door), as well as plans to finally...
- Peter Martin
Aquaman: Temuera Morrison, a veteran actor who may be best known for his role as Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (above), is in negotiations to join Aquaman. If things work out, he would play the human father of Aquaman (Jason Momoa). Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe and Patrick Wilson are already confirmed to appear; Nicole Kidman and Yahya Abdul-Matteen II are in early negotiations. James Wan will direct, with production expected to begin in April. [THR] ...
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