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When Justice League hits theaters almost a year from now, it'll be introducing the DCEU's take on Aquaman. The king of the ocean lives in some pretty fantastical settings, and how Atlantis works and where it's set is a big question many fans have on their minds. Director James Wan previously shared some beautiful shots of what could be locations for the movie, and now the director has teased more stunning settings for the upcoming superhero film.

James Wan took to Instagram to share some interesting landscape photos. The Conjuring director not so subtly hinted that he was location scouting for Aquaman, and while we don't know the context for these settings, they do share a common feel of eerieness, loneliness, and a little mysticism.

If casting is half of your directing, then location is half your photography. #happysnap

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The first picture Wan posted was a gray port town surrounded by forest and mountain. The caption on the post reads "If casting is half of your directing, then location is half your photography." In other words, the prettier the setting, the better the movie will look. It's a great picture, and it exudes somewhat of a sad feel. As for why this town (or at least a similar port town) will be in the film, we know that Aquaman brings aid to struggling towns that depend on the ocean. This could be one of the places he helps. Another option is that this is actually Aquaman's hometown, which we could learn more about in flashbacks.

Road to nowhere. #locationscouting

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The second photo is a bit simpler, but certainly carries more emotion. The photo is a simple "road to nowhere," its destination hidden by intense fog. This could very well just be a scenic photo Wan thought was post-worthy, but let's just assume it's Aquaman-related. It's possible that the road is a setting in the film, or it could be that Wan is hinting at the tone of the film. The picture and caption imply aimlessness, and the Justice League trailer showed that Aquaman was reluctant to join up with Batman. The road could symbolize the hero's struggle to find his place as a man of land and sea, a part of both but never really belonging to either. Or it's just a pretty shot of a road.

We'll know more about James Wan's Aquaman as it gets closer to the film's release date of July 27, 2018. Before that, you can see Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Justice League on November 17, 2017.

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