After scoring a worldwide hit in August with the giant shark action-adventure The Meg, Warner Bros. is going to head back into the ocean in December, hoping James Wan's Aquaman starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard will be more Wonder Woman than Justice League in terms of audience reception.
Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. Pictures' Group chairman since January, told Variety in a new interview he thinks Wan has found the right tone
“It’s not too hot or too cold - [Wan] struck a great balance between fun and jeopardy, edge and wonder, comedy, and tragedy,” Emmerich told the Hollywood trade.
The studio chief reemphasized the studio's belief that Aquaman's unique setting - underwater, of course - will be a draw.
“James created a totally original underwater universe,” said Emmerich. “Just as Patty Jenkins did with Themyscira, James’ Atlantis is cool and compelling - unlike any world we’ve seen on film before, in a superhero movie or any other.”
Aquaman is scheduled to open in North American theaters December 21.