The last time we heard about Nicole Kidman and Aquaman was earlier this year when she was just “in talks”. Now, the actress has confirmed it’s a done deal.

Kidman, who previously starred in 1995’s Batman Forever, will be making her return to DC Comics in Aquaman as Queen Atlanna, aka Aquaman’s mom. In a new interview, she told Entertainment Weekly why she decided to take the role.

“The reason why I love [Aquaman] is James Wan is an Australian, and I’ve followed his career since he started. He’s a really good friend of mine, and he offered to let me play Queen Atlanna,” Kidman said. “As soon as he said I could wear mother-of-pearl and be a mermaid warrior, I said I’m done. Please. If there is one thing I have to do in my life, I have to be that. [Laughs] Because, you’ve got to have some fun.”

Aquaman is scheduled to begin shooting around May in Australia. It will be released on December 21, 2018.

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly