James Wan has his work cutout for him. Wan is finishing up The Conjuring 2 and thereafter will allocate full time to the Aquaman solo outing currently slated for 2018. Jason Momoa and Amber Heard are attached to reprise their roles of Aquaman and Mera, with Justice League director Zack Snyder and his wife Deborah producing.
At CinemaCon earlier this month Wan said the following:
“It’s still early process. It’s very important for me that I can put my stamp on it. If I can do that, I feel it will be pretty damn awesome.”
We of course saw Aquaman briefly make an appearance in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and we’ll see the character next in Justice League Part One before baring witness to his solo. How Wan intends to put his stamp on Aquaman while having to inject some of Snyder’s flair for the movie to coincide with the DC Extended Universe should be interesting to say the least. Both directors are visionaries and the two collaborating should provide some amazing underwater sequences.
Wan is a visionary director having helmed successful horror films such as The Conjuring and its upcoming sequel, as well as Saw. He’s also enjoyed success with the seventh installment of the Fast & Furious films, which happened to be the franchise’s sendoff to the late Paul Walker.
Aquaman will be the seventh installment in the DC Extended Universe, set for a 2018 release, following Zack Snyder’s recently released Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, David Ayer’s Suicide Squad (August 5, 2016), Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman (June 2, 2017), Justice League Part One (November 17, 2017), and The Flash (March 16, 2018). An untitled DC film (probably Ben Affleck’s The Batman) is scheduled for October 5, 2018, Shazam starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as Black Adam is due out April 5, 2019, Justice League Part Two (June 14, 2019), another untitled DC film (the Man of Steel sequel?) is set for November 1, 2019, Cyborg (April 3, 2020), and Green Lantern Corps (June 19, 2020) are on the docket.