The DC Cinematic Universe is about to get a lot bigger with the arrival of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice next year, which not only introduces the new Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), but also reportedly gives us our first look at Justice League members Aquaman (Jason Momoa), The Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). Each of these superheroes will be getting their own stand alone theatrical adventure, but we haven't heard much about the development of these individual projects lately. Today we have a new report from Latino Review's El Mayimbe, who reveals that John Wick directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch are being eyed for a future DC Comics movie, which may be Aquaman.
There is no confirmation that the directing duo are being sought for this particular project, but El Mayimbe reveals that the directors are reportedly good friends with Jason Momoa. It would make sense that the studio is seeking directors for Aquaman now, since several of the other DC projects have filmmakers already attached. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder is returning to helm Justice League Part 1 (November 11, 2017) and Justice League Part 2 (June 14, 2019), with Michelle MacLaren directing the Wonder Woman (June 23, 2017) movie, slated to begin filming this fall. The Flash (March 23, 2018) and Aquaman (July 27, 2018) are the next projects slated for release after Wonder Woman.
We reported in January that Chad Stahelski and David Leitch are in talks to direct Universal's Cowboy Ninja Viking, which has Chris Pratt attached to star, but it hasn't been confirmed that they have signed on, and it isn't known when production may begin. Even if they do make Cowboy Ninja Viking either this year or next year, there will still likely be time to take on Aquaman, The Flash or any of the other upcoming DC movies. Before they made their directorial debut with John Wick, Chad Stahelski and David Leitch worked as stuntmen and fight choreographers before serving as second unit directors on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Escape Plan. Do you think this directing duo has what it takes to make a DC Comics movie? Let us know what you think below.