Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom director James Wan has stated the brand new DC universe had a minimal impact on the film.
In a chat with The Hollywood Reporter, the filmmaker stated, “I’ve needed to make changes all alongside the way in which. The DCU has been via numerous totally different variations, and one of many issues that was difficult about this movie was protecting monitor of what is going on on,” he stated.
“Luckily, the Aquaman universe is fairly far faraway from the remainder of the world. We’ll many various underwater kingdoms that aren’t essentially associated to what’s occurring with the opposite films and characters, so we’re stand-alone in that respect.”
“So I can simply inform my story by itself with out being affected an excessive amount of, however on the identical time, I’ve to be aware of what is been occurring,” he added.
The 46-year-old stated the movie will supply audiences a definite tone and a extra mature message.
“Luckily, the Aquaman universe is fairly far faraway from the remainder of the world,” he continued. “It is a bit bit extra severe, and we’re coping with points like local weather change.”
“We’re not afraid to lean into that in an enormous manner, as a result of the Aquaman comedian e-book, even manner again when, has all the time been environmentally acutely aware. He is all the time been somebody who’s fought to maintain the ocean clear, and it feels extra related on this planet that we’re residing in in the present day. So this film has one thing to speak about, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a enjoyable action-fantasy film.”
The film will open in theatres on Dec. 20, 2023.