Proof That DC And Warner Bros Plan to Do A Solo Aquaman Movie
Over the past year or so, DC Comics and Warner Bros have been accelerating their entry into the connecting franchise game. What started out as a sequel to 2013's lukewarm blockbuster Man Of Steel turned into the beefed up Justice League prequel we now call Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, which promises to introduce heroes that we've never seen in cinematic outings before. One such hero that's been dangled before our eyes is Aquaman, and though we're still lacking an official confirmation, we have another back-channel clue that the son of Atlantis will rise from the seas and onto movie screens.
Flickering Myth brought the news forward that Warner Bros is registering internet domains for four potential projects that the DC Continuum could use in any of its multiple near-future release dates. While Shazam, Wonder Woman, and Justice League are not as surprising – considering how far they've gotten with casting and being talked up to the public - Aquaman is probably the biggest surprise out of the lot.
Out of all of the projects that DC has teased, Aquaman is the black sheep of the lot because even the actor who's supposedly playing him, Jason Momoa, isn't confirming any sort of involvement (unlike Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who's committed without a ring to Shazam). At this point, Shazam seems like a bigger lock into production than Aquaman because that's the film out of the two that looks the most ready. Looks can be deceiving, though, and Jason Momoa could be playing coy with us on the whole matter of whether or not he's playing Arthur Curry himself. But even then, the vehement denials that Momoa is flinging against the possibility of his involvement don't really read of confidence.
So what are DC and Warner Bros telling us with this newest hint that Aquaman is eventually happening? Perhaps the message might be that whether Jason Momoa is on board or not, Aquaman is definitely happening. With Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad already on staff as the film's writers, it's not that far off of a prospect to see an Aquaman film in the next couple of years or so. All that needs to happen now is the film needs to be given a lead and a release date, and we're off to the races. Of course, if DC's showing at this year's Comic Con is any indication, we're probably in for a bit of a wait.
You might catch a glimpse of Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (slated for March 25, 2016) or in the proper Justice League film in 2017. If Jason Momoa turns out to not be involved with the film or just not playing Aquaman, who would you suggest for the role? Submit your suggestions below, as they're a great time killer between now and whenever we'll actually receive solid news on who'll be picking up the trident.
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