DC's Aquaman Star Says It's Fun To "Set The Tone" For The Character

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Following this summer's release of Wonder Woman, Aquaman will be the next DC superhero to feature in his own standalone movie. Jason Momoa plays the King of the Sea, and he has been speaking about his role in the film, which begins production this month.

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In an interview with GQ, Momoa explained that unlike Batman or Superman, this wasn't a character that already had an established identity onscreen. "We've never really seen anything from this guy before, so it's fun to have a level playing field," Momoa said. "There aren't like four Aquamans before me. I get to set the tone for it."

Aquaman also stars Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Aquaman's villainous half-brother Orm Marius, Nicole Kidman as Aquaman's mother, and Willem Dafoe as his adviser, Dr. Vulko. Last month it was announced the '80s action icon Dolph Lundgren would play the role of King Nereus.

The film is directed by James Wan, who previously made Furious 7 and The Conjuring movies. Wan recently posted images of some spectacular potential locations for the film.

Both Momoa and Heard will feature in this year's Justice League prior to Aquaman. In March, director Zack Snyder revealed some VFX test footage of Aquaman's underwater lair--check it out here.

Aquaman hits theaters on October 5, 2018.

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