Marvel Studios is to thank for keeping our butts firmly planted in our seats during the credits of superhero movies ever since Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) popped up at the end of Iron Man to ask Tony Stark to join his super-group, and they may not have invented end credits artwork, the fly-around of that incredibly detailed sculpture at the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron was a high water mark. Until now.
The end titles sequence created by Filmograph for Aquaman is sweeping, grand and poetic, befitting the legendary scale of Arthur Curry’s (Jason Momoa) journey from bullied child to Justice Leaguer to King of Atlantis.
Here’s how Filmograph describes it:
From the bright, bioluminescent colors of Atlantis to the high contrast lava-like palette of the Brine Kingdom, we have the chance to see and feel the rich, vibrant textures of the world our characters inhabit. Distinctly integrated cartographic vernacular and a range of complementary, compass-based designs were incorporated into the sequence in an effort to emphasize the documented past of the kingdoms; these, combined with meticulously-crafted frozen action moments – as if suspended underwater – allowed us to craft this uniquely engaging cinematic experience.
Aquaman was directed by James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring, Furious 7). The screenplay was written by Will Beall (Gangster Squad) from a story by Wan and Geoff Johns. The cast includes Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Aquaman’s half-brother, Orm; Temuera Morrison as Aquaman’s father, Thomas Curry; Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, science advisor to the throne of Atlantis; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Aquaman’s archenemy, Black Manta; Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus of the undersea kingdom of Xebel; Julian Lewis Jones as the king of Atlantis; and Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman as Aquaman’s mother, Queen Atlanna.