Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom is making waves with its distinctive method to storytelling and thematic exploration. Director James Wan shared some thrilling updates on the movie’s progress and what followers can anticipate from the underwater journey in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Amidst the reboot of the DC Universe led by James Gunn and Peter Safran, James Wan finds himself dealing with the challenges of navigating an ever-evolving panorama. Because the visionary behind the Jason Momoa-led Aquaman sequence, Wan acknowledges the duty of sustaining its uniqueness throughout the context of the DCU’s new route.

“I’ve had to make adjustments all along the way. The DCU has been through lots of different versions, and one of the things that was challenging about this film was keeping track of what’s going on. Fortunately, the Aquaman universe is pretty far removed from the rest of the world. We’re going to many different underwater kingdoms that are not necessarily related to what’s happening with the other movies and characters, so we’re stand-alone in that respect. So I can just tell my story on its own without being affected too much, but at the same time, I have to be mindful of what’s been happening.”

James Wan expressed optimism relating to the progress of the movie, particularly highlighting the upcoming Administrators Guild of America contract negotiations as a big milestone within the manufacturing timeline. One notable facet that distinguishes Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom from its predecessor is its shift in tone. Wan revealed that the sequel would discover a barely extra critical and thought-provoking route, tackling well timed points resembling local weather change.

“It’s a big movie. I cannot wait for people to see it. I think people are going to be excited to see that this movie is quite different from the first movie in terms of tone. It’s a little bit more serious, and we’re dealing with issues like climate change. We’re not afraid to lean into that in a big way, because the Aquaman comic book, even way back when, has always been environmentally conscious. He’s always been someone who’s fought to keep the ocean clean, and it feels more relevant in the world that we’re living in today. So this movie has something to talk about, but it’s still a fun action-fantasy movie.”

Jason Momoa made his debut as Aquaman in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice, which opened in theaters in March 2016. The next 12 months, Momoa was featured alongside the remainder of the DC Universe heroes in Justice League, earlier than reprising the function for his Aquaman standalone film, which is the highest-grossing DC Comics characteristic up to now. His character is predicted to look in The Flash forward of his Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom return.

The way forward for the DC Universe

James Gunn and Peter Safran advised journalists that their imaginative and prescient for the DC Universe contains locked scripts, wiggle room and a unified storyline throughout movie, tv, animation and online game tasks. The 2 defined that the DC Universe might convey again parts from earlier DC regimes, which means that their eight-to-year plan shouldn’t be a full reboot.

Shazam! Fury of the GodsThe FlashBlue Beetle and Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom are at present in numerous phases of post-production at Warner Bros. Discovery, with all 4 DC Universe films slated to hit theaters in 2023. Will the characters from these films make appearances within the new DCU? Solely Gunn and Safran know.