In a weird-and-wonderful interview with EW (thanks to Batman-News.com) Warner Bros. exec Toby Emmerich has expressed some interesting thoughts on Aquaman.
As part of their build up to the films first trailer EW asked the studio chairman for his thoughts on the upcoming DC Films release. It’s safe to say that his responses are not quite what we, or the interviewer, expected.
What excites you about having Aquaman in your pipeline?
That it’s coming out this year. I’m excited to have it in as the last Warner Bros. release in 2018.
What made the Dec 21 date the right time to release it?
I didn’t pick the date. The honest answer is we’re excited about the movie, we want to release it as soon as we can, and that’s the soonest it can be ready for a giant tentpole date. The world is changing — look at Black Panther, that came out in February — so any date can be a tentpole date. But this is the soonest that it can be ready and we’re happy it didn’t miss the year.
For decades Aquaman was this mocked character in pop culture, in places like Entourage and other shows. What’s the most worried thought about Aquaman you’ll admit to having?
My most worried thought is it won’t be ready in time. I thought it was a clever gag in Entourage. I think it works as a gag. But I know it works as a movie. I know the character and the world is worthy of a movie. One doesn’t undermine the other to me.
Considering the first trailer has officially been confirmed to premiere at San Diego Comic Con next month we don’t think Emmerich has much to worry about right now…
Aquaman stars Jason Momoa in the title role of Arthur Curry/Aquaman. The film also stars Amber Heard as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe as Vulko; Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman as Atlanna.
The film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.