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Rumor: WB wants Karl Urban for a role in Aquaman; Noam Murro to direct

01.22.2015

With all the media focused on BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and SUICIDE SQUAD, we sometimes forget about all the other movies in development in the DC Cinematic Universe. With Jason Momoa confirming he will star in AQUAMAN, the next step is to find the villain as well as a director to helm the undersea epic.

Latino Review, that bastion of rumors and unnamed sources, has claimed to have heard that Warner Bros. is patiently waiting for STAR TREK 3 to complete production so they can nab Karl Urban to portray a role, possibly the villain, in AQUAMAN. Urban was once rumored as a potential Batman candidate but I can easily see him portray an awesome villain in the AQUAMAN movie. I have heard some say he would make a great Ocean Master and I cannot disagree.

As for director, the sources claim that Noam Murro is being courted as a possible option. Murro directed the sequel 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, the follow-up to Zack Snyder's original. Snyder is, of course, the man directing JUSTICE LEAGUE so it makes sense that he would give his colleague a nudge in the right direction.

Remember, this is all conjecture and rumor until a press release comes down, but just look how long we all knew Jason Momoa was WB's Aquaman before it became official. AQUAMAN hits screens on July 27, 2018.

Source: Latino Review

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7:32PM on 01/23/2015

Yes to Karl Urban HELL no to the director.

I am pro EVERYthing Karl does but the sequel to 300 sucked BADLY. I have no faith in that director.
I am pro EVERYthing Karl does but the sequel to 300 sucked BADLY. I have no faith in that director.
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1:00PM on 01/23/2015
I deleted my last comment b/c obviously I didn't read the article first. I now have nothing clever to say.
I deleted my last comment b/c obviously I didn't read the article first. I now have nothing clever to say.
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9:58AM on 01/23/2015
The guy deserves to be the lead in a superhero movie...crying shame Dredd didn't do better at the box office.
The guy deserves to be the lead in a superhero movie...crying shame Dredd didn't do better at the box office.
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9:27AM on 01/23/2015
Karl Urban is dope in everything he does. He would work great as a villain. If they do cast him as such, I would much rather prefer he takes up the role of Black Manta. Its an Aquaman film!
Karl Urban is dope in everything he does. He would work great as a villain. If they do cast him as such, I would much rather prefer he takes up the role of Black Manta. Its an Aquaman film!
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8:44AM on 01/23/2015
Given Urban's willingness to wear a helmet for the duration of Dredd I hope they do cast him as Black Manta with the same stipulation, thus rendering his casting irrelevant.
Given Urban's willingness to wear a helmet for the duration of Dredd I hope they do cast him as Black Manta with the same stipulation, thus rendering his casting irrelevant.
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11:01PM on 01/22/2015

Yes, yes, and more yes

Make him a villain. No,no give him his own superhero. Wait, maybe he skips this project to take on an undisclosed role in Star Wars 8. I don't care, Karl Urban is the F-ing man in sci-fi films.
Make him a villain. No,no give him his own superhero. Wait, maybe he skips this project to take on an undisclosed role in Star Wars 8. I don't care, Karl Urban is the F-ing man in sci-fi films.
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8:10PM on 01/22/2015
Well then. I hope that any rumors that he shows up in Dawn of Justice are untrue. Why would you recast a role before that particular role has been played out, even if it is a cameo?
Well then. I hope that any rumors that he shows up in Dawn of Justice are untrue. Why would you recast a role before that particular role has been played out, even if it is a cameo?
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8:13PM on 01/22/2015
Did you actually read the article?
Did you actually read the article?
8:13PM on 01/22/2015
Sorry. Just read that he may play a villain. A wee bit too much vino tonight. Still. I want Dredd 2 more than seeing him him in anything else.
Sorry. Just read that he may play a villain. A wee bit too much vino tonight. Still. I want Dredd 2 more than seeing him him in anything else.
7:48PM on 01/22/2015
Awesom. Karl Urban is the man and Murro would be a solid choice if Snyder is there to guide him along a bit. I just hope the script turns out to be just as good.
Awesom. Karl Urban is the man and Murro would be a solid choice if Snyder is there to guide him along a bit. I just hope the script turns out to be just as good.
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7:01PM on 01/22/2015
Latino Review........

Anyway, on the rumour itself, Keith is awesome, and in regards to Murro, I guess if there is a good script, I can't complain, I mean , The Russo Brothers did You Me Dupree
Latino Review........

Anyway, on the rumour itself, Keith is awesome, and in regards to Murro, I guess if there is a good script, I can't complain, I mean , The Russo Brothers did You Me Dupree
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6:30PM on 01/22/2015
I got a chance to check out "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" , it's not the best of DC's animated films, but it's a satisfying 70 minutes of Aquaman origin story. I hope they keep it close to that, with less Justice League presence. The main villain in that one is Black Manta and Ocean Master. I can see Urban playing either one of them.
I got a chance to check out "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" , it's not the best of DC's animated films, but it's a satisfying 70 minutes of Aquaman origin story. I hope they keep it close to that, with less Justice League presence. The main villain in that one is Black Manta and Ocean Master. I can see Urban playing either one of them.
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5:52PM on 01/22/2015
If WB do get Urban then fair play to them... He was my top choice for Batman before they cast Affleck.

Gotta say though I was hoping he'd grab a Marvel role down the line. Maybe he still will- I hope he does well
If WB do get Urban then fair play to them... He was my top choice for Batman before they cast Affleck.

Gotta say though I was hoping he'd grab a Marvel role down the line. Maybe he still will- I hope he does well
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