Aquaman (movie)

2018 film directed by James Wan

Aquaman is a 2018 American superhero movie based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is the sixth movie in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The movie was directed by James Wan, from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall and stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, with Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman in supporting roles. In the movie, Aquaman sets out to lead the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, replacing his half-brother, King Orm, who seeks to unite the seven underwater kingdoms against the surface world.

Directed byJames Wan
Screenplay by
Story by
Based on
Produced by
CinematographyDon Burgess
Edited byKirk Morri
Music byRupert Gregson-Williams
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
Running time
143 minutes[2]
CountryUnited States
Budget$160–200 million[3][4]
Box office$1.148 billion[5]
The king of the undersea nation of Atlantis, with the ability to manipulate the tides of the ocean, communicate with other aquatic life, swim at supersonic speeds, and possesses superhuman strength. Otis Dhanji portrays a young Arthur Curry.[6]
The queen of the undersea nation of Atlantis and Arthur's love interest. Mera possesses hydrokinetic and telepathic powers that allow her to control her aquatic environment and communicate with other Atlanteans.
Aquaman's corrupted half-brother, who seeks to take the throne. Wilson previously had a voice cameo as the President of the United States in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Graham McTavish has been cast in the movie, though his role is currently unknown.[11]



Principal photography began in May 2017 on the Gold Coast, Australia.[12]



A sequel is in development. Much of the first film's cast, including Mamoa, Heard, and Wilson, will reprise their roles.


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  10. Wan, James [@creepypuppet] (April 12, 2018). "So happy and fortunate to be finally working with this man, @parkrandall, on pickups. #DrShin" (Tweet). Retrieved April 12, 2018 – via Twitter.
  11. McTavish, Graham [@grahammctavish] (October 7, 2017). "Delighted to be able to announce my involvement in #Aquaman. Character has to be secret....for now. It's going to be awesome!" (Tweet). Retrieved October 8, 2017 – via Twitter.
  12. "Production is Underway on Warner Bros. Pictures' Super Hero Action Adventure "Aquaman"". Business Wire. May 3, 2017. Retrieved May 5, 2017.

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