While Aquaman is considered a bit of a joke among comic book fans, all that is set to change as Warners and DC have hired Jason Momoa to play the character, and he is set to appear first in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and then in his own stand-alone film. Momoa has signed on to appear in four films, although not all of them will be stand-alone films.
Aquaman does not exactly have the best reputation in terms of DC characters, and he is often thought of as a bit of a joke, but director Zack Snyder intends to change all that. Last year he called a Detroit radio talk show to confirm just how impressive a character Aquaman actually is:
“You guys were disparaging, a little bit, Aquaman…I don’t want to give anything away about the movie or anything like that but Aquaman has some cool abilities. People are like, “Oh what? Does he talk to animals? Cause that seems like what he does. Or fish?” The cool thing with Aquaman is his Trident. So you have to realize that could cut the flesh of Superman if they came in contact. 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. Anyway, not to say he’s in my movie or anything like that but he has the potential to be bad ass, that’s all I’m saying”
Latino Review, who usually get their scoops right, have said that Karl Urban is being eyed to play the main villain role in Aquaman. The report claims that Warners are waiting for Urban to finish shooting Star Trek 3 before moving forward with Aquaman, which is due for release on 27th July 2018.
Further news from Latino Review claims that 300: Rise of an Empire director Noam Murro is in the running to direct, which is not such a bad thing. Murro is close buddies with Man of Steel and Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder, as the pair worked together on the first 300 film.
Murro’s sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire, was a bloody, brutal film which pretty much copied Snyder’s awesome original, which certainly got no complaint from me. Murro has proved he can handle big budget, epic action well, so he could very well be the perfect director to take on the big challenge of making Aquaman cool.