Variety reports production on DC’s long-in-development standalone movie centered on The Flash is being pushed back to late 2019.
The film was expected to kick off production in March of next year, however, due to development of the script, the project will not be ready and with Ezra Miller scheduled to begin work on the third installment of the Fantastic Beasts franchise in July, filming will likely not commence until late 2019. Both Miller and Kiersey Clemons are committed to star as the titular hero and his love interest Iris West in the film.
Last year, Game Night directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein were tapped to direct the from a script written by King Arthur: Legend of the Sword scribe Joby Harold.
The film has changed directors several times as the duo replaced director Rick Famuyiwa (Dope) who exited the project over creative differences with the studio. Famuyiwa had been hired to replace Seth Grahame-Smith who penned the original script and also exited due to creative differences. Before that, The Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were attached to direct. Lord and Miller had originally developed the story for the film, however, they left to work on Solo: A Star Wars Story for Lucasfilm.
A timetable for the project was never set in stone, however, the production was expected to be in tow following DC’s Shazam!, Wonder Woman 1984, and Todd Phillips’ Joker movie which is currently filming in Newark, New Jersey.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the DC Films franchise as we learn it.
New ‘Aquaman’ Movie-Themed Comic Variant Covers Spotlight Arthur & Mera
DC Comics has unveiled the Aquaman movie-themed variant covers for the highly-anticipated Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth crossover event.
DC Comics' Justice League and Aquaman series' will soon crossover for a story arc titled Drowned Earth and the publishing giant is releasing variant covers based on Warner Bros.' upcoming film about the King of Atlantis to commemorate the event. Now, six variant covers featuring Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry and Amber Heard's Mera have been released online with illustrations from artists Francis Manapul, Francesco Mattina, Lucio Parillo, Ben Oliver, Dale Keown, and Nicola Scott.
You can check out the first Aquaman-themed cover below and click "next" to continue the gallery!
Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth #1 will be available on October 31, 2018. Here is the official synopsis for the Warner Bros. movie starring Jason Momoa:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of Aquaman and the DC Extended Universe, and make sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood's YouTube channel for more content!