Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will mark the official start of the DC and Warner Bros. shared superhero universe and, more importantly, their first real salvo in the war against Marvel’s box office supremacy. While the first live action pairing of these two iconic characters is extremely exciting, it’s the next few steps (not phases…stop it) that are possibly more intriguing. In 2017 we’ll see the Wonder Woman standalone film, followed by a little thing called Justice League (YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!). But one of the bigger pieces of DC’s puzzle won’t arrive until 2018 when Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa, finally hits theaters.
We’ll allegedly see a bit of Momoa in Dawn of Justice, and obviously he’ll play a big role in Justice League, but it’s his first solo film that’s peaking fans’ curiosity. We still know very little about the film, and that’s unlikely to change anytime soon as production won’t begin until director James Wan’s schedule permits it. The good news is that it looks like the King of Atlantis will have his director fairly soon. Producer Charles Roven recently sat down with Collider and gave an update as to when Wan might finally sit in Aquaman‘s director chair:
“We’re very early days. We’re just starting with the screenplay. He’s making The Conjuring 2 now, so he’s had his hand in the creation of let’s just call it a working document from which to write. But he’s directing that film [and] he’s got his hand ever so slightly in the development, but he’s really gonna throw himself into it after he finishes shooting Conjuring 2. And we’re planning on it being his film after Conjuring 2. He is a serious Aquaman fan.”
Isn’t everyone a serious Aquaman fan? Oh, right. Well, they SHOULD be. Aquaman rules.
Roven’s clearly very happy to have Wan onboard directing what will be such an integral part of the DC Comics Cinematic Universe:
“…him and [David] Ayer, and Patty [Jenkins], they’re perfect examples of what I’m talking about, to bring people in. Fertile creative minds who can say, ‘Okay, we get the road map, now let’s talk about doing this or doing that.’ It’s fun to have that flexibility and yet commonality.”
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