Jeff Snieder, the host of Popcorn Talk’s Meet the Movie Press, says that the early buzz around the Aquaman movie is good ad it might actually “put Wonder Woman and Justice League to shame.”
Umberto Gonzalez and Snieder had discussed Aquaman’s test screenings which had been held on Wednesday, and there was a lot of positive reception:
“I heard it was great, man,” Gonzalez said. He added, “Someone else told me it was a palette cleanser for them, for DC, what’s happened with the Zack Snyder films. So high hopes for that one and Shazam.”
“I heard that it plays like an Indiana Jones movie and that the action puts Wonder Woman and Justice League to shame. That is what I heard,” Sneider had said.
“And that would make sense — James Wan is an experienced action director, I would expect the action to really be awesome,” Sneider had said. “And the fact that I imagine a lot of it is going to be underwater, too, is a different element than we’ve seen in a lot of these movies. So I’m not surprised that I heard reports that the action is awesome.”
Wan directed Saw and The Conjuring and had also helmed Furious 7 to $1.5 billion in 2015. This blockbuster had been praised for the high-octane action.
Batman-News.com had cited two sources and had reported that Aquaman has “tons of action” and is “a very emotional movie as well.”
Aquaman actor, Jason Momoa made his debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then reprised his role in Justice League.
Momoa defended Justice League and said that he tries to “stay the f—k away from what people say.”
“Some of my friends said, ‘Justice League isn’t doing well’ and it kind of bummed me out,” he had admitted.
“But I didn’t want to look it up. I don’t want to look up the bad and the negativity. I don’t think that’s useful; it doesn’t help.”
“You can’t get into the whole ‘why this, why that,’” he then explained.
“If people love what we did with Aquaman, it’s all [Zack Snyder] — it’s his brainchild. He came in with, ‘I’m going to make Aquaman a badass, and I’m going to change stuff, and change the myths about this guy.’ And I busted my ass.”
Justice League will come to 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray March 13. Aquaman stars Jason Momoa, Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Michael K. Williams, and Willem Dafoe and will release on December 21.