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First Look At Jason Momoa In Aquaman

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Jason Momoa’s Aquaman was just along for the ride in Justice League. In the characters first stand-alone movie, fans will get more of the new badass version of Aquaman. So forget the memes and the jokes from the 60’s super friends cartoons.

Entertainment Weekly released the first of image of Momoa in James Wan’s (Furious 7Aquaman. Wan broke down his vision for the King of Atlantis.

“It’s going to look very different, it will feel very different, aesthetically, tonally, story-wise, it’s my own take. It’s a much more a traditional action-adventure quest movie…Aquaman has been the joke of the comic book world, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought how cool that would be. Let’s take the character everybody makes fun of and do something really interesting with him.”

Momoa also revealed the film will give fans a glimpse into Arthur’s difficult childhood as a half-human, half-Atlantean to eventually becoming king.

Justice League was only a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life,” Momoa says. “This is a totally different beast. In Aquaman, you see when his parents met and what happened to hem. Then the little boy being raised and finding his powers and going through that and never being accepted on either side. And then becoming this man who puts up all these walls. You just slowly see this man harden up and be completely reluctant wanting to be king and not knowing what to do with these powers he has. I think James Wan just killed it.”

Aquaman also stars Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren, Patrick Wilson, Temuera Morrison and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the villainous Black Manta.

Aquaman will arrive in theaters on December 21, 2018

VIA: EW

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Netflix Announces New Series From Kick Ass Creator

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Netflix is ready for their own comic book franchise.

The streaming company announced a new deal series and movie deal with Mark Millar. Millar is the creator of Kick Ass, KingsmanJupiter Legacy, and Empress to name a few.

The announcement comes a year after Netflix acquired Millar’s comic book publishing company Millarworld in August 2017. Since then, the streaming platform has been developing two series based on his work called Jupiter’s Legacy and American Jesus as well as three movies: EmpressHuck, and Sharkey The Bounty Hunter.

“My wife Lucy and I are eleven months into our jobs at Netflix and it’s everything we hoped for to the power of ten,” Millar says in a press release. “To see a movie based on your work every couple of years is incredibly exciting, but to see them all happening at once like this and with talent this high-end is just off the scale. These are writers and directors I’ve privately been sending fan-mail to over the last eighteen months so to be working with them all is just enormously exciting. This really is the greatest creative environment I’ve ever worked in. I can’t wait to switch on my computer every morning.”

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Aquaman Star Says Movie Is Like A Star Wars Film Underwater

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DC is hoping that Aquaman will not only save the day but jumpstart a new solo franchise.

The film recently was shown to test audiences and Warner Bros. execs. If early reports are to be believed, fans can expect an epic movie. In a recent interview with Collider, Jason Momoa compared the film to a Star Wars movie.

“I mean, that was definitely one of the amazing moments when James [Wan] told me, cause, I mean, I love Romancing the Stone-I grew up with my mother. I wasn’t watching Conan The Barbarian, I was watching Casablanca and Gone with the Wind and Rear Window and Romancing the Stone,” said Momoa, “So, I loved those movies, what I grew up with, and obviously Raiders. It’s like Star Wars, it’s just a world we haven’t seen before. And, I think the bickering between the two of them [Aquaman and Mera] and also when they slowly start to enjoy each other and fall in love, I think it’s just a timeless story that’s just fun.”

The Justice League vet also spoke about some of the underwater effects in the movie.

“I love the fact that we haven’t been underwater and, like, what we showed at Comic-Con was just showing that it’s gonna be like, when the shit hits the fan it’s gonna be like Star Wars underwater-it’s cool! I’m a huge fuckin’ Star Wars fan and I’ll never be anything remotely as good as Indiana Jones, but we can sure as fuck try! [laughs] I mean, like, I’ll never ever, ever beat him, but if we’re modeling after that, then, great, I’ll do my best. It’s something good to strive for.”

Aquaman will be in theaters December 21.

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Taron Egerton Saves The Day In New Robinhood Trailer

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Lionsgate signed Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx on for a new take on Robin Hood.

Director Otto Bathurst promises an origin story unlike anything we have seen in Robin Hood.

“You don’t become a legend for 800 years if you’ve just stolen a few bags of money from rich people to give to the poor. In my mind, Robin Hood was this sort of seriously militarized anarchist revolutionary, a freedom thinker and a truth seeker. And the more I got into the story, it just became startling how utterly relevant it is to what’s going on in society now.”

Robin of Loxley (Taron Egerton) a war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography, and a timeless romance.

Robin Hood comes to theaters November 21.

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