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With one mighty sweep of its casting wand, DC Comics and Warner Bros. has filled several key roles in its developing Justice League universe, letting us know who will be fighting alongside Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill (Superman) and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman). It was reported today that the wickedly talented Ezra Miller will be stepping into the role of The Flash for a solo movie in 2018. Now, we know who will be playing Aquaman, as well.
Warner Bros. reports via release that Jason Momoa has been confirmed to play Aquaman in a standalone movie that will be also open in 2018, the same year as The Flash. Now, of course, Momoa’s name has been attached to Aquaman for a long time now – and the Game of Thrones actor has gone to great lengths to treat the news as a rumor that he would not confirm.
And there were a couple of dozen examples of that.
The Jason Momoa news was confirmed in a studio press release, which also listed Ray Fisher as Cyborg for that 2020 movie. Fisher’s name was attached to this role back in April, when it was noted that Cyborg could show up in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
This raises an interesting point when it comes to timelines. According to today’s reveal, DC plans a Justice League movie in 2017, and a sequel in 2019. Both of which will be directed by Zack Snyder. In between the two Justice League movies, there will be the Flash and Aquaman movies. But the Cyborg and Green Lantern films don’t arrive until AFTER the second Justice League movie. Does that mean those characters won’t appear in screen until their standalone films arrive? Because – as an example – Thor and Captain America received their own films before The Avengers. Will Cyborg, Aquaman, The Flash and Green Lantern simply show up – san origin story – in the Justice League movie, and then be developed later?
There are a lot of questions lingering after the major announcements regarding the future of the DC Movie Universe. At the very least, though, we have a lot of dates to now circle on our calendars, and a ton of casting to start speculating on. Join us, won’t you?