Producer Charles Roven gives an update on Aquaman script
Jason Momoa's Aquaman is expected to make his big screen debut in the form of a cameo in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, and he'll (more than likely) be back for the first JUSTICE LEAGUE movie before getting his own solo flick in 2018. FURIOUS 7 and THE CONJURING director James Wan was hired earlier this year to helm AQUAMAN, and producer Charles Roven provided an update on the project during a conversation with Collider.
Roven says although the director has been busy working on THE CONJURING 2, he's been keeping tabs on the development of AQUAMAN, and that Wan will be able to fully focus on the comic book movie once he finishes filming for the horror sequel.
We’re very early days. We’re just starting with the screenplay. He’s making The Conjuring 2 now, so he’s had his hand in the creation of let’s just call it a working document from which to write. But he’s directing that film [and] he’s got his hand ever so slightly in the development, but he’s really gonna throw himself into it after he finishes shooting Conjuring 2. And we’re planning on it being his film after Conjuring 2. He is a serious Aquaman fan.
Wan must be a huge fan of the character since he passed on doing the FURIOUS 7 sequel so he could direct AQUAMAN. Roven went on to explain how Wan fits in with the other DC Extended Universe filmmakers.
Him and [David] Ayer, and Patty [Jenkins], they’re perfect examples of what I’m talking about, to bring people in, really fertile creative minds, who can say, ‘Okay, we get the road map, now let’s talk about doing this or doing that.’ It’s fun to have that flexibility and yet commonality.
I've never been a big on the aquatic DC hero, but I am very curious to see what Wan will do with the solo movie. What are your hopes and dreams for AQUAMAN?
AQUAMAN has been scheduled to hit theaters on July 27, 2018.