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Press: ‘Aquaman’ Poster Revealed: Jason Momoa Dives In To The Crowded DC Pool

DEADLINE – Here’s a new reason to respect Mother Ocean. Behold the first teaser poster for Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa as the DC deep-sea superhero. Have a look below.

 

The film will have Comic-Con panel this week, where director James Wan has said the first trailer will be revealed. The initial footage shown at CinemaCon showed the undersea kingdom of Atlantis, replete with swimming fish people — some riding sea horses — and futuristic submarines. Aquaman is challenged by his brother (Patrick Wilson) for the throne, with Amber Heard’s Mera begging Aquaman, “Unless you help us, millions will die.”

 

Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Nicole Kidman co-star in Wan’s film. Will Beall wrote the screenplay from a story by Geoff Johns and Wan. Peter Safran produced Aquaman, based on the 77-year-old DC Comics hero, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Johns serving as executive producers. After Momoa’s character debuted in last year’s Justice League, Aquaman casts it line in theaters on December 21 via Warner Bros.

 

 

Press: EW’s Aquaman cover has a sopping wet Jason Momoa

 

EW – Ahoy there! This week’s EW cover story is on the highly anticipated stand-alone Aquaman movie starring Jason Momoa, who gives us one of our most intense (and soaking wet) cover photos ever. Below you’ll find Momoa’s cover plus a first-look cover revealing his costars Amber Heard (as Mera) and Nicole Kidman (as Queen Atlanna).

 

Aquaman is Warner Bros. and DC’s biggest swing yet, betting huge on a character who was mocked in pop culture for decades. Tapping hulking Game of Thrones star Momoa to introduce a fresh take on the half-Atlantean, half-human Arthur Curry across two previous superhero ensemble films was merely the first step. The next was tapping acclaimed director James Wan (The Conjuring, Insidious, Furious 7) to deliver a fantasy film coming Dec. 21 that’s unlike any we’ve seen before.

 

“The water world my movie takes place in is so separate and so far apart from previous DC movies it’s like I’m making my own sci-fi fantasy film,” Wan says. “This is a whole new underwater world nobody has seen before in live action.”

 

There are Atlanteans riding great white sharks, giant octopi, seven different underwater kingdoms, trench-dwelling cannibals, and even sea dragons (Wan’s fearsome take on the oft-mocked image of Aquaman riding a seahorse in the Super Friends cartoons).

 

Yet the film’s biggest surprise might be Momoa, who gives a humor-filled performance that finally brings the actor’s actual larger-than-life personality to the big screen. “Rarely has a superhero character been married to the real-life actor as much as Aquaman and Jason Momoa,” producer Peter Safran declares. “He’s authentically from two worlds, he’s this real physical specimen, he’s got this humor which he’s never been allowed to play before — in every regard he is Aquaman.”

 

This week’s issue dives into the world of Atlantis with the behind-the-scenes story of Momoa’s casting, interviews with Wan and the cast, and exclusive photos revealing the underwater world.

 

To read more on Aquaman, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or  buy it here now; you can also get the cover with Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and Nicole Kidman online or at Barnes & Noble. Don’t forget to subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW.

 


 

I’ve added new photos to the gallery including one new exclusive behind the scenes photo and three new exclusive movie stills.

 

 

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Press: Aquaman director James Wan on what’s holding up the trailer: ‘It’s me’

EW – Director James Wan (The Conjuring 2, Furious 7) has been particularly forthright about what his upcoming Aquaman film will and won’t be. He’s dashed rumors about there being an array of villains and soothed concerns about a return of those dreaded dialogue bubbles from Justice League. There’s only one thing he hasn’t given fans: a trailer.

 

Saturday night, Wan posted a series of tweets responding to a rumor that a teaser trailer was scheduled for this weekend and not delivered.

 

“Hey friends, I usually do my best to avoid internet noises (especially fabricated distractions) but a teaser-trailer going out this weekend was never in the books—despite what some claim,” the filmmaker wrote. “It’s not because of anyone or any nefarious reason holding it back—IT’S ME.”

 

Wan also spoke on the “slow and laborious” process of editing visual effects and his refusal to release anything that “might be construed as subpar.” He even worked in enough oceanic puns to make you want to jump ship.

 
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Press: Jason Momoa’s ‘The Crow’ Remake Gets 2019 Release Date

VARIETY – Sony’s “The Crow” will be released in theaters on Oct. 11, 2019, the studio announced Friday. A remake of the 1994 classic directed by Alex Proyas, the new “Crow” is expected to star Jason Momoa with Corin Hardy as director.

 

The reboot is aiming to be a more faithful adaption of James O’Barr’s original 1989 comic book of the same name and has been in development at Relativity Media with various directors and actors for nearly a decade. It’s been in limbo since the company went bankrupt and at one point, Jack Huston was attached for the lead role.

 

The original film grossed $50.7 million at the domestic box office, becoming a cult hit with Brandon Lee as a rock musician brought back from the dead to avenge the rape and murder of his girlfriend. Lee died during the production of the film, when he was shot with a defective blank days before the “The Crow” wrapped. Miramax released “The Crow” and the 1996 sequel “The Crow: City Of Angels.”

 

Sony also announced release dates for two other films, with “A Dog’s Way Home” on Jan. 11, 2019, and “Miss Bala” on Jan. 25, 2019. Based on W. Bruce Cameron’s novel, “A Dog’s Way Home” stars Ashley Judd and Edward James Olmos and follows the story of a dog who embarks on a 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her human. “Miss Bala” will star Gina Rodriguez as a woman who gets mixed up with the CIA after her friend goes missing in Tijuana.