Aquaman

(2018)

Aquaman is a planned movie and is the seventh film in the DC Extended Universe about Arthur Curry's destiny as the King of Atlantis.

Sunrise Entertainment's producers Alan and Peter Riche are devoloping Aquaman to the big screen for Warner Bros. Pictures. Ben Grant, a first time scribe, was hired to write the screenplay. However the film fell through. In 2007 Santiago Cabrera was cast as Aquaman in its upcoming JLA film. However, later in the year the movie was shelved. In July 2009 it was reported that Aquaman is in development at Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way. Warner chairman and CEO Barry Meyer says that the Aquaman film is in development.

The project was announced on October 15, 2014 with Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Orin, Aquaman.

‘Aquaman’ Movie Wants Amber Heard as Mera

‘Aquaman’ Movie Wants Amber Heard as Mera

Ever since the Aquaman movie was first announced back in October 2014, Jason Momoa has been attached to play the title character. He is rumored to join the rest of his Justice League team members at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but we haven't ever heard who else will be starring alongside Jason Momoa in his stand alone movie. Today, The Hollywood Reporter reveals that actress Amber Heard is in talks to play the female lead, Mera.

The site reports that the actress will make her DC Comics Extended Universe (DCEU) debut in next year's Justice League Part 1, which is said to introduce a number of characters and story threads that will "fully launch" the DCEU. This news falls in line with a report from November, which revealed that Mera will first appear in Justice League Part 1 before moving over to Aquaman. The character is described as the "Khaleesi of the sea," borrowing a term from HBO's Game of Thrones.

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‘Aquaman’ Movie Villain Revealed?

‘Aquaman’ Movie Villain Revealed?

Warner Bros.' DC Comics Extended Universe is starting to take shape, with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad currently in post-production, and Wonder Woman recently starting principal photography. One of the studio's 2018 projects, Aquaman, is coming together nicely as well, with Jason Momoa set to star, James Wan attached to direct, and David Leslie Johnson coming aboard to write the screenplay. No official story details have been released yet, but today we have a new rumor from JoBlo, which reveals who the villain may be, while offering new details about Mera's role in the story. There may be potential SPOILERS below, so read on at your own risk.

Earlier this month, another report surfaced that Warner Bros. is looking to cast Mera, Queen of Atlantis and wife of Aquaman, in both Justice League Part 1 and the Aquaman movie. She was described in the previous report as the "Khaleesi of the Sea," with this latest rumor claiming she will be a "force to be reckoned with," and she will be just as much of a hero as her husband. The site compares Mera's role to Charlize Theron's Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road, who is involved in just as much of the action as her male counterpart, Tom Hardy's Max Rockatansky.

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‘Aquaman’ Movie Brings in ‘Conjuring 2’ Writer

‘Aquaman’ Movie Brings in ‘Conjuring 2’ Writer

Aquaman doesn't arrive in theaters until 2018. And that's probably a good thing, as it sounds like Warner Bros. and DC Comics still aren't sure which direction to take this underwater superhero adventure. A new writer has been brought in to work on the story. But it isn't known how he fits into the overall puzzle currently being laid out in terms of bringing this all together.

James Wan, who co-created the Saw horror franchise, is still directing Aquaman. But he doesn't have a script locked into place yet. This movie is taking an interesting approach to the material. There are currently two different writers working on two different scripts. Will Beall is writing the first version, while Kurt Johnstad is working on a completely different draft. It is believed that the best material from both will be merged together.

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Jason Momoa's ‘Aquaman’ Is Inspired by DC's New 52 Comics

Jason Momoa's ‘Aquaman’ Is Inspired by DC's New 52 Comics

This is the first we've heard about Aquaman being based on the New 52 comics, but you may recall that the new Suicide Squad logo teased a direct connection to the New 52 comic books. The Aquaman New 52 comics were overseen by Geoff Johns himself, with the 16-issue run leading to the crossover series Throne of Atlantis, which was adapted into the animated movie Justice League: Throne of Atlantis released earlier this year. It remains to be seen what aspects of the New 52 comics will actually be adapted into the Aquaman movie.

It was announced in June that James Wan is directing, and overseeing the screenplay written by Kurt Johnstad. Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder are producing, but it isn't known when principal photography may begin. Warner Bros. has already set a July 27, 2018 release date for Aquaman, and we already got our first look at Jason Momoa as the iconic character in a photo that Zack Snyder released back in February. The actor has teased that fans may get to see a more traditional orange and green costume, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

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‘Aquaman’ May Get a More Traditional Costume

‘Aquaman’ May Get a More Traditional Costume

Many fans still haven't recovered from the initial shock of seeing Jason Momoa as the King of Atlantis. Some thought he looked more like Rob Zombie than an underwater savior. The character will appear on screen with knotted-up dreadlocks and a series of tribal tattoos and matching armor. He definitely looks like someone you wouldn't make jokes about. At least not to his face. The original photo does have hints of gold, and perhaps a very dull green. But it's not the bright and poppy orange and green we're used to seeing. Will there be several costumes for Aquaman? That we don't know yet. But it's hard to imagine the iconic DC character lounging around in this getup while awaiting his next meeting at the Hall of Justice.

Jason Momoa is expected to make his debut appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, though that has never been confirmed by anyone directly associated with the movie. He will then next be seen in Justice League Part 1, which arrives in 2017, before moving onto his own solo adventure in 2018. He's expected to appear in Justice League Part 2 in 2019. It isn't known if he is scheduled to appear in any of the other upcoming DC Comics movies. His role in Batman v Superman is said to be a glorified cameo, and won't consist of more than two scenes.

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‘Aquaman’ Won't Be a Joke in ‘Batman v Superman’

‘Aquaman’ Won't Be a Joke in ‘Batman v Superman’

Actor Jason Momoa responds to jokes and criticism about his character, ‘Aquaman’, in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’.
‘Aquaman’ Adrian Grenier Cameo Will Happen Under One Condition

‘Aquaman’ Adrian Grenier Cameo Will Happen Under One Condition

‘Entourage’ star Adrian Grenier, who played ‘Aquaman’ on the HBO series, has one request for making a cameo appearance in ‘Aquaman’.
‘Suicide Squad’ Details Reveal Aquaman Connection and Epic Fight

‘Suicide Squad’ Details Reveal Aquaman Connection and Epic Fight

Jason Momoa's ‘Aquaman’ cameo in ‘Batman v Superman’ will reportedly tie into his appearance in the upcoming ‘Suicide Squad’.