14 Clever Details You May Have Missed In 'Aquaman'
No longer thought of as the-guy-that-talks-to-fish, Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry made a splash when he and director James Wan treated audiences to 2018's Aquaman. Bringing in over a billion dollars at the box office, Aquaman's cinematic scope and scale exceeded every expectation imaginable by audiences and critics alike. Nestled within this huge film are some delightful Easter eggs and tiny details that are incredibly easy to miss upon first viewing. Thankfully, fans across the internet have your back.
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When greeting each other in 'Aquaman' Jason Mamoa and Temeura Morrison decided to do the traditional Maori greeting of touching noses, known as the Hongi, to honor their Polynesian heritage.
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When Orm kills the Fisherman King, his blood is green because the red wavelengths get absorbed in the first 10-20 feet by the sunlight in the ocean, but green wavelengths get absorbed much slower. So blood can appear green in the depth of the ocean.
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Only the ocean is charted because the people who drew this map were Atlanteans.
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Atlan's trident has an inscription in Atlantean reading "PAUL & MORT," the creators of Aquaman.Photo: James Wan, @creepypuppet / Twitter
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There's a nod to 'The Neverending Story'.Photo: Warner Bros. / Warner Bros.
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Atlanna Made A "Motherbox" While Living On The Surface
When we first see the Curry family together at the beginning of the film, blink and you'll miss a seashell-covered box resembling the DCEU's iteration of the Motherbox from 2017's Justice League. Seeing how Atlanna regales Arthur with tales of King Atlan, it would make sense that she would also teach him about Atlantis' ancient history and the war against Steppenwolf.