Production on Aquaman has officially started


Director James Wan takes to Twitter to announce that Aquaman has officially started production.

In the past, Aquaman may have been the butt of many jokes, but his first solo outing has quickly become one of the most highly anticipated films in the fledgling DC Extended Universe. Ever since its announcement, there’s been a lot of buzz for the King of the Seven Seas.

The interest only grew with the casting of Jason Momoa in the titular role, proving to audiences that the DCEU was indeed creating a very warrior-like superhero. Gone were the days of the clean-cut, blonde-haired, blue-eyed character whose only contribution was talking to sea life (you can thank the 1970s Super Friends for that).

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Fans got proof of this new Aquaman when Warner Bros. released a first-look image showing Momoa holding a trident and decked out in exotic armor. The hero would soon make his first appearance in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in a very short cameo. This fall, Aquaman will have a much bigger presence when he battles Darkseid’s forces in Justice League.

However, to do the character any justice, he’ll still need to have a solo film—which officially commenced production today. Director James Wan made the ceremonious announcement via his Twitter account:

Some may have missed the official christening due to Aquaman filming under its working title or codename (a common practice for big Hollywood productions) of “Ahab.” Now that the floodgates (pun intended) have been opened, you can expect to see variety of leaks and promotional material in the next few months.

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Production Details

Rumored Premise

"Aquaman will center on Aquaman as a reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis who is caught between land dwellers that are always polluting the globe and his own people who are ready to invade the surface."

Aquaman is scheduled to be released on December 21, 2018

It will be directed by James Wan, written by Will Beall from a story treatment by James Wan & Geoff Johns, and star Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Amber Heard as Mera, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen as Black Manta.