If you've been paying attention to the world of TV and film, you'll notice that superhero properties are everywhere. Between the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Extended Universe, and X-Men franchise, you can't turn a corner without running into some hooligan in tights trying to save the day. As such, actors big and small have been jumping at the opportunity to join a superhero property, as both money and notoriety come along with the gig. And that includes Star Wars alumni, as one supporting character from the prequel trilogy may be appearing in DCs' Aquaman.
Actor Temuera Morrison is probably best known for playing Jango Fett in two of the Star Wars prequels. Now The Hollywood Reporter is indicating that Temuera is circling the role of Aquaman's human father in the upcoming Jason Momoa-led film. Considering how beloved the side character is, this is sure to be exciting news for the millions of die hard Star Wars fans around the world. Now let's hope Morrison gets to be badass in this film too.
Temuera Morrison is just the latest of quite a few Aquaman casting notices that have been made public recently. If Morrison ends up signing onto the project, he may now be joined by Nicole Kidman, who is in talks to play Arthur Curry's mother. While Aquaman's father is human, Kidman would play an Atlantean. Surely their failed relationship would be a major subject of the film- specifically, how it shaped Curry's feelings toward the human world.
In addition to Nicole Kidman and Temeura Morrison, The Get Down actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II was tapped to play the most iconic Aquaman villain of all: Black Manta. This actually came as a bit of a surprise to fans, as they assumed that Patrick Wilson would be playing the only villain in Aquaman. But in typical DCEU fashion, it looks like we're going to be introduced to quite a few big characters through Aquaman's first on screen adventure. And probably a fair amount of fish as well.
Then there's the previously confirmed cast. Game of Thrones alum Jason Momoa will play the title character, after first appearing in Justice League. Additionally, Patrick Wilson will play the villainous Ocean Master and Amber Heard will play Mera. Conjuring and Insidious director James Wan will helm the project, and it currently developing the 2018 blockbuster. While we aren't currently privy to a ton of information, here's hoping that some DCEU crossovers happen as well.
Aquaman will swim into theaters on October 5, 2018.
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