The movie wastes no time fielding out the aquatic pop-culture references, as Arthur Curry's (Jason Momoa) opening narration sees him quoting Jules Verne, who of course wrote the legendary underwater opus Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
Those who keep their eyes peeled around the lighthouse home of Arthur's father Thomas (Temuera Morrison) might also notice a copy of H.P. Lovecraft's anthology book The Dunwich Horror.
Lovecraft is naturally best remembered for his tentacled, cosmic entity Cthulhu, which much like the Atlanteans themselves, resides in a secret underwater city.
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