Reason Nicole Kidman Joined The Cast of Aquaman

Posted 2017/04/01 0 0

Nicole Kidman revealed why she agreed to join the Aquaman solo film.


Nicole Kidman hasn’t been in a superhero movie since she played Bruce Wayne’s girlfriend, Dr. Chase Meridian, in 1995’s Batman Forever. Since that not-so-beloved movie, the Australian actress has won an Academy Award for her role in 2003’s The Hours, and been nominated for three more, including a supporting actress nod for last year’s Lion. But she has good reasons to return to the superhero genre in the movie named Aquaman!

In an interview with EW, Kidman discussed her previous relationship with Wan (both hail from Australia), how he approached her for the project, and why exactly she decided to take on the role of Queen Atlanna:

The reason why I love [Aquaman] is James Wan is an Australian, and I've followed his career since he started. He's a really good friend of mine, and he offered to let me play Queen Atlanna. As soon as he said I could wear mother-of-pearl and be a mermaid warrior, I said I'm done. Please. If there is one thing I have to do in my life, I have to be that. Because, you've got to have some fun.

Kidman will play Aquaman’s mother Queen Atlanna, who of course lives in Atlantis. How involved Nicole Kidman will be in Aquaman remains to be seen. It all depends on how much of the film will be set within Atlantis.

An icon for over 70 years, Aquaman is the King of the Seven Seas. This reluctant ruler of Atlantis, caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt, is committed to protecting the entire globe.

The film is based on characters appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment and will star Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as the sea-dwelling superhero, Amber Heard (Machete Kills) as Mera, Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) as Atlantean politician Vulko, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, and Temuera Morrison as Aquaman's father.

It's being directed by James Wan (Furious Seven, The Conjuring), written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad), and produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder.

Aquaman is set for release in 2018.