‘Aquaman’ Producer Gives Update On Film’s Production

By November 24, 2015

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.”

It sounds like the DC directors may have a bit of a longer leash than those over at Marvel Studios, which would almost certainly make the production of the films run more smoothly *cough*Ant-Man*cough* and lead to more of a collaborative atmosphere. Whether or not that leads to better films, well, we’ll just have to wait and see. Fingers crossed.
As for Aquaman, I imagine its production will be very heavily scrutinized given the fact that it’s a fairly polarizing character (seriously, people. Aquaman rules). Plus, once DC has a few film releases under their belt, the pressure will be on for this one to deliver. In many ways, this will be DC’s Thor. Hopefully it will be just as good as that, if not better.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set for release on March 25, 2016.
Wonder Woman will come out June 23, 2017.
Justice League will debut on November 17, 2017.
Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa, will arrive in theaters on July 27, 2018.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.


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