The folks at Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are lining up some new superhero projects, one of which is absolutely swimming.
That’s right: “Aquaman” is happening. For real.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, there are two different writers working on two separate visions of an “Aquaman” feature film: Will Beall, writer of “Gangster Squad” and once leaned on to write a “Justice League” adaptation; and Kurt Johnstad, who has comic book movie experience in the form of the “300” and “300: Rise of an Empire” screenplays.
It’s all but confirmed that Jason Momoa of “Game of Thrones” and “Conan” fame will star as Arthur Curry, the trident-wielding King of Atlantis better known to mortals as Aquaman. The character has been the butt of many jokes over the years, but recent comic book interpretations of Aquaman have presented a grittier take on the character. It’s expected that Momoa’s Aquaman will first surface in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” a rumor reinforced by director Zack Snyder’s recent comments on a radio show.
“The cool thing with Aquaman is he’s Triton, so you have to realize that could cut the flesh of Superman if they came in contact,” he said. “That’s a thing that’s in the canon. He’s super strong cause of course he can exist at these super deep depths, so when he comes up here he’s crazy strong.”
Who knows when we’ll get an official announcement regarding Momoa, or “Aquaman” at large. There are tons of DC Comics movies on the Warner Bros. release schedule, so “Aquaman” could arrive as soon as August 5, 2016, or as late as June 19, 2020. Whenever it hits theaters, here’s hoping it’s at least as good as this: