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.
In the Entourage TV series, the fake Aquaman movie starring Vincent Chase and directed by James Cameron set an opening weekend record of $116.8 million in 2006, which is a far cry from the current box office record holder, Jurassic World's $208.4 million. Despite the in-series movie being a huge hit, Chase got out of his contract for the sequels, being replaced by Jake Gyllenhaal. It's worth noting that Warner Bros., which is making the Aquaman movie, also made the Entourage movie, so it may be possible that Adrian Grenier could actually have a cameo in Aquaman. Take a look at the actor's video interview, along with a clip from the Entourage version of Aquaman.
Aquaman comes to theaters July 27th, 2018.Read More
We haven't seen many photos from the Toronto set of Suicide Squad lately, as production continues inside Pinewood Studios. But if a new rumor is to be believed, the super villain ensemble will feature an appearance by none other than Jason Momoa's Aquaman. It has been long rumored that Aquaman and the rest of the Justice League members will appear at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and an unconfirmed report surfaced yesterday that revealed Aquaman will be held as a prisoner in a containment chamber, where fans will see his hand slap against the glass. As it turns out, this ties into his appearance in Suicide Squad as well. Be warned, there will be POTENTIAL SPOILERS for Suicide Squad below, so read on at your own risk.
Last month, another rumor surfaced that Viola Davis' Amanda Waller has Aquaman's trident in a trophy case that will be seen in Suicide Squad. This new report claims that Aquaman is being held in Waller's prison, where he is being "studied and tested on." He was reportedly caught after an epic fight with none other than iconic DC Villain King Shark (Raymond Olubawale), described as a mutant shark, who is being held in the same prison. There was another rumor that King Shark is in a special area in the basement of this prison, reserved for those with superhuman abilities, which is where Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) is believed to be held as well.Read More
After much speculation, it has been confirmed that Furious 7 director James Wan will direct Jason Momoa in the standalone Aquaman movie for Warner Bros. and DC. The move brings James Wan back to Warner Bros., where he made the hit horror movie The Conjuring. He is currently working on the sequel to that film, The Conjuring 2, for sister studio New Line.
James Wan's impressive track record solidified Warner Bros. and DC's decisions to bring on the director to help further extend and create their DC Cinematic Universe, with Furious 7 grossing $349 million in the states and $1.5 billion worldwide to become the second highest grossing movie of 2015 behind Avengers: Age of Ultron. His first The Conjuring pulled in $137 million off a $20 million budget. And he is responsible for co-creating the Saw franchise as well as Insidious.Read More
Back in October, Warner Bros. laid the groundwork for their expansive DC Cinematic Universe, unveiling nine new movies set to follow next year's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, including Suicide Squad, a two-part Justice League movie and stand alone adventures for Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, Shazam!, Cyborg and Green Lantern. Suicide Squad is currently shooting in Toronto, but, beyond that, there is hardly anything we know about the other projects quite yet. Today we have new details that suggests we may not know much about this universe because Warner Bros. hasn't quite figured out how it will all work yet.
With Wonder Woman, the five writers all competing against each other were eventually narrowed down to two, Jason Fuchs (Pan) and another scribe that wasn't identified. A source close to the studio said the Wonder Woman process "felt like they were throwing s--t against the wall to see what stuck." Sources also claim that Kelly Marcel (Fifty Shades of Grey) was asked to write the script before these five writers came on board, but she reportedly walked away due to the number of players involved creatively, and because her vision clashed with director Michelle Maxwell MacLaren, who was initially attached before she parted ways. Patty Jenkins is currently set to direct.Read More
Last month, we reported that Warner Bros.' upcoming superhero adventure Suicide Squad may have a connection to one of the studio's other DC Comics movies, Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa. Viola Davis' Amanda Waller reportedly keeps a trophy case full of items she has collected from superheroes, including Aquaman's trident. We also reported last week that Common has joined the cast in an unspecified role, but, according to JoBlo's Paul Shirey, the actor may actually be playing one of Aquaman's villains from the comic books, Black Manta.
Naturally, this has yet to be confirmed by the studio, but it would make sense to introduce the character here, possibly setting him up for returning in the standalone Aquaman, which has a July 27, 2018 release date already set. The Black Manta character first appeared in the DC Comics in 1967, and he has gone through a number of different reboots throughout the years, where he has been abandoned as a child. He was also subjected to experimental treatments which cured his autism but left him with a huge capacity for violence and his overwhelming desire to destroy Aquaman.Read More