We’ve know for a while already that an Aquaman film would eventually hit the big screen. However, a confirmation brings the movie that much closer. The Hollywood Reporter is claiming the film is going ahead with TWO different scripts. One written by Will Bead (Ganster Squad) and Kurt Johnstad (300 Rise of an Empire). Warner Bro.’s will then choose the best of the two scripts or possibly combine the strengths of both.
Although Warner Bro.’s is not revealing the release date for the movie the first two untitled DC films are reported to be released Aug 5, 2016 and June 23, 2017 (as reported here).
Aquaman is one of comicdom’s classic characters, having been created in 1941 by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger. The character has been with the Justice League since the team’s inception in 1960 and got a major boost in pop culture recognition with the 1970s cartoon series Super Friends. The show, however, also made him the butt of jokes about him being too hackneyed and simple; the perception was that all he could do was talk to marine animals.
Nothing more has been released officially, although Variety reports Jason Momoa (Game Of Thrones) will be donning the mantle of the underwater King Of Atlantis. Considering Aquaman is widely regarded as a joke, Momoa would definitely be the right choice, with the actors persona being so imposing.
What are your thoughts? Excited for an Aquaman movie?