Aquaman 2 Was Directly Inspired By A Master Filmmaker And A Classic Comic Book Age

In an era when many superhero films have adapted an unflattering, desaturated visual style in the name of realism, “Aquaman” is a balm for the eyes.

The James Wan-directed DC Comics flick is full of eye-popping colors and imagery reminiscent of the splash pages you find in actual comic books.

There are also nods aplenty to classic sci-fi and adventure stories, from the globe-trotting tomb-raiding of the Indiana Jones films to the fantastical prehistoric setting of Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Lost World.” So it should come as no surprise that Wan has taken a similar approach to crafting a unique look for his sequel, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.”Speaking at a reveal event for the “Lost Kingdom” trailer attended by /Film’s own Jenna Busch-Henderson, Wan talked about the importance of world-building to the “Aquaman” films.

“We enjoy all the different worlds that really no superhero movies go into,…

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