Aquaman director James Wan assured fans Tuesday that his version of Arthur Curry will have at least one key difference from his Justice League incarnation.
Some fans of the DC comics fumed when Aquaman talked with Hera (Amber Heard) underwater — the duo created a giant air bubble around them so they could speak to each other — accusing the film of cheating to avoid actual underwater talking.
Wan took to Twitter to clear up any concern:
Which doesn’t explain how the Conjuring and Furious 7 filmmaker is going to pull off having Atlantans communicate… only that he’s not going to do it that way, for better or worse.
Previously, Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa, explained to EW.com why his character’s elaborate backstory was cut from Justice League.
“The challenging part is [the Justice League story] is only about a weekend in Author Curry’s life,” he says. “[Fans] might be like, ‘Why is he that grumpy? Why’s he hiding up there?’ We had it all planned out. A lot of things got cut. But it’s not my movie. It’s a huge movie introducing three new characters, and for myself and The Flash and Cyborg, there was a lot that was there we just couldn’t get in. It could have been two movies. We had some stuff with Willem Dafoe. The whole Atlantean part, about me being this reluctant king, there was no need for it because you’re going to see it in Aquaman. It’s not an Aquaman movie, it’s a Justice League movie.”
Momoa will next be seen in the second season of Netflix’s Frontier, which debuts Nov. 24.