Nicole Kidman confirms she’ll play Aquaman’s mom, and explains why

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