‘Aquaman:’ Director James Wan Says His Film Won’t Copy the ‘Justice League’ Take on Atlantis

“Fret not, no “air bubbles for dialogue” in my underwater world” tweeted Wan

“Aquaman” director James Wan assured DC fans that his film won’t use the “Justice League” trick where Atlanteans communicated underwater using air bubbles.

“Fret not, no “air bubbles for dialogue” in my underwater world,” tweeted Wan.

“Justice League” featured a dialogue sequence set in Atlantis between Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Mera (Amber Heard). For the dialogue scene, the two created an air bubble around themselves to speak with each other. The Hollywood Reporter detailed the challenges Wan is presented with after “Justice League” underperformed at the box office this past weekend, it noted that the air bubble solution for dialogue would not be something sustainable for an entire film.

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This lead to a response from Wan on Twitter in which the director confirmed the standalone “Aquaman” film would feature dialogue exchanges in a much different way than “Justice League.”

“I try to stay the f– away from what people say,” the actor behind Aquaman told EW. “Some of my friends said, ‘”Justice League” isn’t doing well’ and it kind of bummed me out. 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.”

Momoa, who has seen the movie twice, praised director Zack Snyder’s “bada–” vision for Aquaman — but acknowledged that much of it had to wait for “Aquaman.”

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