Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming film slate based on the characters of DC Comics is beginning to take greater shape, with Patty Jenkins recently hired to direct Wonder Woman. Now, one of the other major heroes of the Justice League has found his director, and after this year, no one can dispute his credentials for taking on a tentpole summer film.
According to Variety, director James Wan — who most recently helmed the massively successful Furious 7 for Universal — has been tapped to bring the iconic Sea King to life in WB’s upcoming film Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa. According to the newsbreaking piece, the official plot summary for the Aquaman film revolves around the hero’s dual-loyalties.
Aquaman, the King of the Seven Seas and the reluctant ruler of Atlantis, is caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt, but is committed to protecting the entire globe.
Wan is no stranger to the studio, having developed the horror hit The Conjuring there, while also currently developing its direct sequel The Conjuring 2. This will be his first superhero film, but considering the breathtaking visuals and stunts performed in Furious 7 and the acclaimed story of The Conjuring, this definitely seems to be the right kind of hire for a film that already has an uphill climb to convince the uninitiated that Aquaman is a character worth coming to see. Jason Momoa is expected to debut his iteration of the charter Justice League member in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which will then feed this film, as well as the two-part Justice League film to be directed by Zack Snyder.
Aquaman is expected to be released in 2018, in-between the two-part Justice League film, which will bow in 2017 and 2019, respectively. For more on this as it takes shape, keep it locked on GeekNation!
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