The aftermath of the massive Sony hack not only revealed inside information about several of the studio's projects, but even a few that were being put together elsewhere. Last month, leaked documents revealed that Warner Bros. is eyeing Jeff Nichols (Mud) to direct their Aquaman movie, which has Jason Momoa attached to star. Today, a new report from Latino Review reveals that Jeff Nichols is still in the running to direct, but now Noam Murro (300: Rise of an Empire) has emerged as another directorial candidate, with Warner Bros. also eyeing Karl Urban for a supporting role that may be the villain.
Warner Bros. is reportedly waiting for Karl Urban to start and finish production on Star Trek 3 sometime this year, so they can lock him in to join the cast of Aquaman. The studio has set a July 27, 2018 release date for Aquaman, but it isn't known when they may actually start production. Karl Urban starred in the Warner Bros. Television-produced Almost Human, and he was a top contender to play Batman before Christian Bale won the role. It isn't known who exactly the villain may be in Aquaman, but some speculate it may be Ocean Master.
We reported last month that Jason Momoa has a four-picture deal to play Aquaman. The character has been rumored to appear at the end of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, when the entire Justice League is introduced. The stand alone Aquaman movie and the two-part Justice League movie will round out his four-picture deal.
As for the directors, Noam Murro is a not-so-surprising choice since he directed 300: Rise of an Empire, which was produced by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder. Do you think Noam Murro or Jeff Nichols would be a better choice to direct Aquaman? Chime in with your thoughts below.