Aquaman is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is intended to be the sixth installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), and will be the third live-action theatrical film featuring the titular character, following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). The film is being directed by James Wan, with a screenplay by Will Beall, from a story by Wan and Geoff Johns, and stars Jason Momoa as the titular character, with Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren, and Nicole Kidman as supporting characters. In Aquaman, Arthur Curry, the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
Quote:Plot Following the events of Justice League, Arthur Curry / Aquaman, the reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, is caught between land dwellers that are always polluting the globe and his own people who are ready to invade the surface. He must balance both the nations and deal with new enemies from within the kingdom while learning more about his heritage
Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry / Aquaman
Amber Heard as Mera
Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master
Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as David Hyde / Black Manta
Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry
Dolph Lundgren as Nereus
Nicole Kidman as Atlanna
Ludi Lin as Murk
Michael Beach as Jesse Kane
It looks like Entourage wasn't that far off when it came to Aquaman.
The aquatic hero with the power to talk to fish is being portrayed by Jason Momoa for a rumored four-picture deal. We're hearing Warner Brothers is gearing up the 2018 solo outing for the hero and is ready to introduce the character to the public in a way that we won't make fun of him. If Marvel can do it for Groot, why not WB for Aquaman?
Currently there are two scripts in the running (as we've seen previously in WB/DC land, multiple scripts go at once) and both are BIG in the budgetary department, putting the Aquaman film more into a world-building spectacle blockbuster like Avatar (see the Entourage connection?). The Aquaman character is going to see a hard push in the media after he's introduced in the DC Cinematic Universe to prepare general audiences for the crazy world of the Justice League member.
WB is waiting patiently for Star Trek 3 to go into production and finish because they'd like to have Karl Urban step into Aquaman in an unspecified supporting role, possibly the villain. Urban and WB have had a good relationship in the past with Urban almost becoming a Batman, and for TV, WB producing Urban-starring Almost Human with Bad Robot for Fox.
Who will direct the trip to the REAL land down under (the water?). Last we heard was that Jeff Nichols, last seen in cinemas with the lyrical MUD with Matthew McConaughey was on the list, and NOW sources tell me that Noam Murro impressed Warner Bros. enough with 300: Rise of an Empire to also be on the list.
Makes sense since Zack Snyder produced both 300 films.