James Wan Says ‘Aquaman’ Will Have ‘Spirit’ of ‘Indiana Jones’ Film

The director is hoping for Jason Momoa’s DC movie to be a “swashbuckling action adventure”

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“Aquaman” director James Wan won’t say much about Jason Momoa‘s upcoming DC film, except that it will be made in the spirit of an “Indiana Jones” film.

“I kind of don’t want to give too much away, but know this: The spirit that I’m going for is like a classic sort of swashbuckling action adventure, sort of high seas adventure story,” Wan told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s a quest story potentially in the spirit of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ meets ‘Romancing the Stone.’”

“Aquaman,” which will hit theaters on July 27, 2018, also stars Amber Heard as Mera, the queen of Atlantis. But before then, the duo will appear in “Justice League” alongside Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill in November of next year.

“I think Amber [Heard] and Jason Momoa, in their moments in ‘Justice League,’ is going to give the rest of the world a flavor of what their own standalone movie could be,” added Wan. “And that is just scratching the surface of what I plan to do.”

In June, the “Furious 7” director revealed that he had to choose between directing “Aquaman” and “The Flash,” ultimately choosing the former because he liked “the possibility of creating a whole new world.”

Last week, “Justice League” director Zack Snyder gave fans a sneak peek of Mera, showing Heard in a green scaled bodysuit and stunning headpiece.