Warner Bros has now released a new Aquaman clip featuring Arthur Curry’s mother Queen Atlanna in action.
The scene appears to take place while Aquaman is still a baby and Atlanna seems to be living with Arthur’s father at a lighthouse. It seems like her past caught up to her as Atlanteans attack her.
James Wan, who helmed Aquaman previously spoke with Comicbook.com about filming this scene.
“The way we did it was we removed the ceiling of the set and we had spidercam just on wires zip all over the set from one character to another character as the character goes around beating up the soldiers,” Wan said. “And it was very technically challenging to try to get that all done but I just thought that was a great way to show how strong the character is but without sort of cutting it up. And it was actually a really fun thing to shoot. Took two days to shoot that shot. Many takes.”
Momoa debuted in DCEU as Aquaman in 2017’s Justice League. Wan also discussed the importance of putting his own touch to the character while staying true to the foundation laid in Justice League by Zack Snyder.
“He’s kind of an eco-warrior,” Patrick Wilson, who plays Orm, previously said of his character. “He’s got a very clear gripe with the surface world, which has been polluting his oceans for centuries. And that’s something for me — I’m sure for you too — that’s very easy to understand. If somebody was just constantly polluting our air and ruining how we lived.”
Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman who’s the half-human prince of Atlantis. He finds himself caught between the underwater realm and surface world when his brother, Atlanna’s other son, Orm strokes the fires of war between the surface and Atlantis.
“It was very important for me early on to be allowed to make my own film and to have my own voice be in there,” Wan said. “After Furious 7 and Conjuring 2, I didn’t want to be a director for hire. After Furious 7, that’s kind of who I was to some degree, but after that, I don’t want to be that guy again. So, it was very important for me to be able to bring my own stamp, my own visual aesthetic, create the characters. Even though Jason has somewhat been established Justice League, I wanted to bring his character into this, basically, fresh in a lot of ways.
“So it was important for me to obviously pay a respect to where he was left off in [Justice League], but then allow me the freedom to take him to where I want to take him at the end of the movie. My hero goes on this hero’s journey to become someone very different than where he started. That was something that was very important for me. But the movie I want to make, that I was allowed that freedom to do that.”