Wan Talks “Aquaman” Romance Element

A few days ago, “Furious 7” and “Saw” director James Wan spoke about his upcoming “Aquaman” film, saying it will be a swashbuckling action adventure in line with 1980s classics like “Romancing the Stone”.

Now, Wan has teased some more about that – talking with Bustle about the romance between Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Amber Heard’s Mera and how, at least early on, they don’t click:

“It starts off initially with them not quite clicking with each other. But then as the story progresses as they learn to try and work together, they get closer and closer. I think those stories are always such a great place for a filmmaker like myself to have fun with my actors… I think that dynamic will be really interesting between the two.

Amber’s character is super strong, she’s very powerful as well. You don’t wanna mess with her. I think Amber will bring that sense of strength, but at the same time, we also want someone who has a sort of feminine quality to her as well. She’s a bit of a contrast to Momoa, who’s more of a muscular machine almost.”

Both actors will first appear in character in the “Justice League” film which premieres November 17th 2017. The solo “Aquaman” film is currently slated for a July 27th 2018 release.