When director James Wan created the visually stunning world for Aquaman, he made sure to pay attention to every single intricate detail. As a result, the film has some pretty cool Easter eggs hidden for eagle-eyed fans to find, including a hidden Annabelle doll and a fun nod to Wonder Woman. Wan recently took to social media to share one of the more meaningful hidden gems built into the film.
He posted a behind-the-scenes and up-close photo of Atlan’s trident revealing a secret inscription engraved onto the prop itself. The inscription is more than just random symbols. As it turns out, the creative team actually created a whole Atlantean alphabet specifically for the film. The Atlantean letters inscribed on the trident spell out, “Paul & Mort.” This is a direct reference to Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, the original creators of Aquaman himself. You can even see the inscription in the film’s posters and promo shots. Now, that’s a pretty cool Easter egg reveal!
Check out the post from Wan below.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) December 28, 2018
Aquaman is currently dominating the box office for the second week in a row. The film has already outearned Justice League and Marvel’s Doctor Strange and shows no sign of stopping. As of yesterday, the film is approaching $200 million domestically and totals a global box office earning $748.8 million according to Deadline.
Jason Momoa reprises his role in the DC Universe as Arthur Curry (aka. Aquaman, half-human, half-Atlantean and King of the Seven Seas, ruler of Atlantis). The film also stars Amber Heard (as Mera), Patrick Wilson (as the villainous Orm/Ocean Master), Temuera Morrison (as Tom Curry), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (as Black Manta), Nicole Kidman (as Queen Atlanna), Dolph Lundgren (as King Nereus) and Oscar-nominee Willem Dafoe (as Nuidis Vulko).
Wan, best known for his background in the horror genre, particularly for his work on The Conjuring and Insidious films, is directing the film. This is Wan’s first dip into the superhero world. He also directed Furious 7which ended up being the top grossing film of the Fast and Furious franchise. Peter Safran is producing along with Zack and Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
The official film synopsis reads as follows:
[row]“From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.”[/row]
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