Jason Momoa's much-talked about Aquaman finally made his big screen debut in Batman v Superman via a brief cameo in the movie. Fans will get to see more of him in next year's Justice League film but the real treat will come in 2018, in the form of the character's first-ever standalone feature film directed by The Conjuring director James Wan.

Asked by IGN at WonderCon this weekend whether Aquaman will be taking a similarly dark approach as Batman v Superman, Wan replied: "The kind of filmmaker that I am...even my darker horror films generally are still very fun and I think that's important for me and the kind of films I make."

"Aquaman is a character that a lot of people have made fun of over the years and I just think it's fun to actually show a really different, cool, badass side to this character, but at the same time, let's not forget to have fun with it."

In another recent interview, DC's chief creative officer Geoff Johns spoke about giving the otherwise ridiculed superhero an edgy, bad**s makeover in the DC Cinematic Universe.

"It's massive [seeing Aquaman on the big screen]. Jason [Momoa] and I were talking about Aquaman, and I love that people underestimate the character. I feel like hopefully we'll be able to share the love that we have as readers of the character because the jokes about him are fun, but he's got so much depth to him, no pun intended. It's really great to see him finally on the big screen."

Aquaman will be seen in The Justice League Part One that releases on 17 November 2017 and then in his solo film that is slated to release on 27 July 2018.