Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"Aquaman" Film Gets 2 Scripts

300 scribe Kurt Johnstad and "Gangster Squad" writer Will Beall have been hired to pen separate scripts for a solo "Aquaman" movie at Warner Bros and DC Entertainment according to THR.

The studio wants to then combine them getting the best version from the two works. There's no release date at present for the film.

Created in the 1940s, Aquaman a founding member of the Justice League who can control the sea and is the king of Atlantis. Alan Ritchson played the character in several episodes of Smallville while Justin Hartley played the seven seas hero in a 2006 TV pilot that never aired

Rumors started a while back that reportedly confirmed that Jason Momoa has been cast as Aquaman for both  Zack Snyder's upcoming superhero team-up film called "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Justice League".  In response Momoa posted a photo via Instagram that seemed like a response to the chatter that could go either way (though most likely it's a denial) - The pic sees him  holding a pitchfork like a trident, but he's also holding up his middle finger.

 Variety says Momoa's a lock. Nothing is confirmed.

Momoa has been linked to to a DC film for a long time--he's been suggested for numerous other roles like Doomsday Metallo or alien hero Martian Manhunter who also happens to like Oreo Cookies. The imposing actor has been asked about the talk several times but has always denied that he's up for a role.

The DOJ release was delayed a full 10 months for a number of reasons. As a result, the original release date of July 17th 2015 was no longer. The studio then targeted a May 6th 2016 release. They quickly inserted the fantasy Pan into that original slot. The sequel was to go head to head with "Captain America 3" ...Nobody thought that the comic book pics would ultimately share the date--Sure enough DOJ blinked--and will now open on March 25th 2016.

Once DOJ is completed  Snyder will helm the long planned Justice League movie penned by Chris Terrio, who won an Oscar for writing “Argo,”

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