Warner Bros. Pictures has just announced that director James Wan (Furious 7) has agreed to helm the upcoming Aquaman feature film! The announcement was made by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.
“We’ve been so lucky to have worked with James, first on New Line’s ‘The Conjuring’ and now on their upcoming ‘The Conjuring 2,’” says Silverman, “and are thrilled to have him on board as we continue to expand our DC slate. The ‘Aquaman’ film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James’s span of work has proven him able to take on any manner of project, bringing his incredible creative talent and unique voice to the material.”
Not only will Wan be directing, but he will also serve as supervisor to the script, which is currently being penned by Kurt Johnstad (300, 300: Rise of an Empire). Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder will serve as producers. Already announced Jason Momoa will star in the film as the titular character.
“James is not only a great storyteller but can make action truly explode on the big screen,” says Roven, “and Jason has a dynamic presence that commands your attention. Together, they will bring an undeniable vitality and energy to this character as he headlines his first feature film.”
Before appearing in his solo film, Momoa’s Aquaman will make his big screen debut in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, set to hit theaters on March 25, 2016. Aquaman hits theaters on June 14, 2019.