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WB’s New DCEU Slate Won’t Be As Interconnected As It Once Was
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Things for Warner Bros.’ DCEU are looking a lot brighter. Following the successes of films like Wonder Woman and Aquaman, the studio is looking to release more character-driven films rather than episodic pieces that lead up to a larger ensemble effort. It’s an approach they likely should have taken right from the start instead of trying to mimic Marvel’s highly successfully cinematic universe. As such, WB will continue forward with these standalone efforts.

Warner Bros. chief executive Kevin Tsujihara confirmed that this will be the studios’ approach to DCEU films for the foreseeable future. More on the report here below.

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‘Aquaman’ Spinoff To Take A Deep Dive Into The Trenches
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Aquaman The Trench Spinoff

A good DCEU film is hard to come by, especially when it is based on one of the cheesiest and easily mocked DC heroes. But James Wan was able to pull off the impossible with Aquaman. Not only is it a hit with critics and audiences, but it was more than enough of a box office success for it to spawn a developing spinoff.

New reports confirm that an Aquaman spinoff titled The Trench is being developed based on the fanged amphibious creatures of the same name which pursued Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Mera (Amber Heard) towards the deepest and darkest part of the ocean. More on this below.

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Movie Review: Aquaman
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Aquaman

Aquaman
Director: James Wan
Writers: David Leslie, Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall
Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman
Studio: Warner Bros.
Rated PG-13 | 143 Minutes
Release Date: December 21, 2018

Aquaman may be one of the most iconic superheroes in the DC lineup, but the character himself has a reputation for being one of the silliest superheroes. Furthermore, his introduction in Zach Snyder’s Justice League did not do him any favors. That being said, Jason Momoa‘s portrayal was a radical change for the one-dimensional pasty white hero. Instead, we got something that truly represented the character’s struggle of living in two worlds while acknowledging his overall cheesiness.

This helped lay the foundation for his own standalone film. Directed by James Wan, Aquaman sees the return of Momoa playing the aquatic eponymous hero in a globe-trotting superhero epic. By embracing many of the title character’s foibles and cheesiness, the film turns out to be one of the best DCEU entries to date. And while that is an easy bar to cross over, its world-building and willingness to have fun expands the cinematic universe and opens the door for the DCEU to explore bold and new possibilities. Check out my review of Aquaman here below.

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‘Aquaman’ Sequel Already In Development
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Aquaman

This isn’t as shocking as getting doused with a cold bucket of water, but Aquaman is getting a sequel. The film is already on track to earn $65 million in its opening weekend. Additionally, positive early reviews have shown that this is the movie to watch this holiday. So it comes as no surprise that a sequel is “in development.” More on the report below.

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Julie Andrews To Make A Splashy Entrance In James Wan’s Aquaman
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A Julie Andrews cameo in Mary Poppins Returns would make a lot of sense since the singer and actress was the star of the original film. However, Andrews confirmed that she would not appear in the follow-up starring Emily Blunt as to not take away her spotlight. So Andrews has settled for a different kind of role. A very unlikely one. According to a new report, Andrews will be lending her voice talents to James Wan‘s Aquaman. More on the report below.

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‘Aquaman’ Trailer: See The Legendary Protector Of The Deep 5 Days Early
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Aquaman

Sure, Aquaman may have had a terrible introduction in Justice League, but the character’s standalone film promises to be the kind of epic that befits a king. And a king would not be king if he didn’t give to the people, if you are an Amazon Prime member that is. So Amazon Prime members will get to see Aquaman five days before its theatrical release. Additionally, there is a brand new trailer that will prove this will be something worth watching. More on the early release plus the trailer here below.

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New ‘Aquaman’ Video Offers A Peek Behind The Scenes
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Aquaman Behind The Scenes Video

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new behind-the-scenes video for Aquaman, the upcoming DC Extended Universe title directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa as the title character.

The video features plenty of cool peeks behind the curtain, including looks at some of the awesome sets and costumes and such that were created, along with Wan, Momoa, and co-stars Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, and Willem Dafoe talking about the movie.

Continue below for much more on Aquaman and to give the new behind-the-scenes video a watch.

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‘Aquaman’ Extended Look: Jason Momoa Finds Out What It Takes To Be Greater Than A King
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Warner Bros. released an extended look at James Wan‘s Aquaman. Based on the DC hero of the same name, the film finds Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) having to save the world from an underwater threat while also struggling to find his identity as a surface dweller and an Atlantean. While the film may not be out for a few more months, the new extended video gives us a look at all the action and exposition of the film, which will make all the previous films look like tiny fish. Check out the 5-minute video here below.

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SDCC 2018: ‘Aquaman’ Trailer: The King Of Atlantis Makes A Splashy Return
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Aquaman Starring Jason Momoa

Aquaman may not have had the best introduction in Justice League, but the easily mocked character will get a chance to prove himself in his own film Aquaman. James Wan is at the helm for the latest superhero epic, which will see Jason Momoa reprising his role as Arthur Curry, a man who is both a human and an Atlantean, who must return to his undersea home to stop his half-brother, King Orm (Patrick Wilson) from going to war with the surface dwellers.

The cast and Wan were over at San Diego Comic-Con to talk a little bit about Aquaman, but more importantly, give us the first trailer for the film. Prepare for plenty of jumping the shark moments. Check out the trailer below.

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Geek Peek: ‘Aquaman’ Image Reels In First Look At Djimon Hounsou As The Fisherman King
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Could Djimon Hounsou be the person to save DC films? It sure does seem like it. The actor, who has already signed on to play an ancient wizard in Shazam! who gives Billy Batson his powers, will also appear in Aquaman. Although, not as the Wizard, but as the Fisherman King.

And now, we are getting our first look at the character in a recently released image. You can check it out below, along with a brand new poster which includes a date for when we’ll get to see a trailer.

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