Wed. Feb 28th, 2024

Do not ask me how however, within the 12 months of our Lord 2018, a film centered on the perpetual laughingstock often known as Aquaman got here out in theaters and revamped a billion {dollars} on the field workplace. The shockingly enormous bounty of earnings shortly put plans for a sequel in movement (“Aquaman and The Misplaced Kingdom” is lastly set to reach in December of this yr, presuming there aren’t any extra delays) and helped rehabilitate the picture of the marine-dwelling superhero, which had begun with Zack Snyder’s casting of Jason Momoa for a cameo in “Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice.” Now, if anybody was going to take a darker and extra broody strategy to the hero, you’d suppose it will’ve been Snyder. However not so quick, in accordance with Jeff Nichols.

In his podcast look on “Blissful Unhappy Confused,” Nichols revealed the particulars of his imaginative and prescient … which, on the time, WB did not precisely love:

“I nonetheless have scenes from [‘Aquaman’] in my head that will’ve been good. They’d’ve been fairly completely different from the movie that was made. It wasn’t ever possible. […] I favored the older Aquaman, like when he had a harpoon for a hand. He was a fallen king and his son had died. He was in mourning. Clearly, from this transient pitch, you’ll be able to see it will’ve offered a whole bunch of {dollars}’ value of tickets.

As you’ll be able to in all probability inform by such trustworthy and self-deprecating feedback, he harbors no sick will in the direction of the studio for finally going their separate approach. Nichols, after all, beforehand circled IPs like “Alien Nation” and even “A Quiet Place,” which equally fell by way of. For now, we’ll simply need to make do with films like “The Bikeriders.” We’re not complaining one bit!

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