“Aquaman” director James Wan offered a first glimpse of concept images for his upcoming DC film at the annual CinemaCon convention on Wednesday night, exciting fans by telling them he and Jason Momoa are heading to Australia to start production following the presentation.
“Jason Momoa is larger than life and is the perfect embodiment of what Aquaman is,” Wan told audiences in Las Vegas, adding that this movie will be somewhat an origin story, given that he will have audiences explore Atlantis when Aquaman does for the first time.
Wan is directing the movie, which features Momoa in the title role. Momoa first appeared as Aquaman in Warner Bros.’ “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.”
“Aquaman” also features Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe, who plays Aquaman’s adviser, Dr. Vulko. Momoa and Heard, who plays his love interest, will appear in November’s “Justice League” alongside Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Henry Cavill in November of next year. Warner Bros.’ DC imprint is also releasing “Wonder Woman,” starring Gadot, in May.
“Gangster Squad” screenwriter Will Beal wrote the screenplay for “Aquaman” based off a treatment by Geoff Johns and Wan. Geoff Johns, Jon Berg, Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder are producing the film.
“Aquaman” will hit theaters on December 21, 2018.
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