A new Aquaman stand-alone movie is slated to be produced by Warner Bros, the same company that brought “Justice League” and “Wonder Woman” to avid DC fans. The upcoming film will unveil the superhero’s tumultuous childhood and his journey to the throne, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Warner Bros and DC first introduced Aquaman to international viewers when he appeared in “Justice League” as the half-human, half-Atlantean superhero who helped in defeating Steppenwolf. This time, the stand-alone movie will focus on his life and tell the story of his “underwater heritage.”

According to director James Wan, the movie is “going to look very different” and it will “feel very different aesthetically, tonally and story-wise.” It will be his “own take” and will appear as a movie with an “action-adventure quest” theme.

James Wan’s new project

James Wan is an Australian director of Chinese and Malaysian descent. He eventually moved to Perth in the Pacific nation and began making the films that defined his professional career.

Some of these include “Saw,” “Doggie Heaven,” “Insidious,” “The Conjuring,” and “Anabelle.” He is also the man behind “Furious 7,” “Insidious: The Last Key,” and “Jigsaw.” Since most of this projects came under the horror genre, “Aquaman” is among his first works about an iconic superhero from the comics.

Aquaman as ‘joke’ in comics

Aquaman has been partially introduced in “Justice League” but there are more to the storyline that viewers have not seen and learned of yet. At the end of Zack Snyder’s film, this underwater hero was seen swimming back toward his world in Atlantis.

The actor, Jason Momoa, is also revealed in newly-released images wearing more tattoos than his previous appearances.

The upcoming movie will discuss his journey toward realizing his special powers which will then take him on a battle with his half-brother, Orm, also known as Ocean Master. It will also feature a villain named Black Manta.

The director also shared how Aquaman “has been the joke of the comic book world” but views this as something that is very “cool and interesting.” It is slated to hit theaters on December 21, 2018, with the screenplay written by Will Beall.

Cast members include Amber Heard as Mera, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, and Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master. Joining them are Temuera Morrison, Michael Beach, Ludi Lin, Patrick Cox, Alice Lansbury and Kaan Guldur.