While Warner Bros’ Aquaman isn’t coming out till 2018, we are still getting some updates on what is going on with that DC installment. Recently, Collider interviewed executive producer Charles Roven, who is involved with the DC films at Warners, where he gave some updates about the James Wan directed project starring Jason Momoa. When asked about where they are in the script stages, Roven said the following:
“We’re very early days. We’re just starting with the screenplay. He’s making The Conjuring 2 now, so he’s had his hand in the creation of let’s just call it a working document from which to write. But he’s directing that film [and] he’s got his hand ever so slightly in the development, but he’s really gonna throw himself into it after he finishes shooting Conjuring 2. And we’re planning on it being his film after Conjuring 2. He is a serious Aquaman fan.”
He also spoke about how Wan fits in with the line of directors that Warner Bros. has hired to join the DC Extended Universe franchises:
“That’s a perfect example—him and [David] Ayer, and Patty [Jenkins], they’re perfect examples of what I’m talking about, to bring people in. Fertile creative minds who can say, ‘Okay, we get the road map, now let’s talk about doing this or doing that.’ It’s fun to have that flexibility and yet commonality.”
Aquaman is slated to come out in theaters on July 27, 2018.