Warner Bros. Still Aiming To Have 2 DC Films In Production This Year

Earlier today, it was announced that Warner Bros. Pictures had pushed Aquaman to a new release date, from October 5, 2018 to December 21, 2018. Currently James Wan’s upcoming project is for the time being the only confirmed DC film for 2018. Warner Bros. is however aiming to try getting another DC picture filming this year as Variety’s Justin Kroll listed five potentials films that could grab that second slot.

According to Kroll, the five candidates are Gotham City Sirens, The Flash, Green Lantern Corps, Suicide Squad 2 and Dark Universe (a.k.a. Justice League Dark). He did point out that if the scripts aren’t ready, Warner Bros. is just going to shoot Aquaman which will start rolling soon.

Gotham City Sirens got Suicide Squad director David Ayer attached as of last year, with Margot Robbie set to reprise the role of Harley Quinn and executive produce. The Flash is currently without a director and is going through a re-write.

Warner Bros. hired David Goyer and Justin Rhodes to write the screenplay for Green Lantern Corps. The studio is currently looking for a director to helm Suicide Squad 2 as they are reportedly discussing with a number of candidates to direct the sequel, with Mel Gibson being one of them. Last year, Doug Liman got hired to helm Dark Universe after he dropped out of directing Gambit for Fox.

Source: Justin Kroll

Reasons Behind The ‘Aquaman’ Hype

If I went back in time five or 10 years and told myself that Black Panther and Aquaman would be my most anticipated superhero movies of 2018, I would have said, “Ahhhh!” because time traveling is freaky. But I would also have been quite surprised about the movies, too. The former I knew only in passing and the latter by the frequent jokes made about him. We here at Heroic Hollywood previously talked about what got us most excited about Black Panther. But we haven’t yet talked about the positive developments behind-the-scenes of Aquaman that have turned the film into an unexpectedly-anticipated blockbuster.

Aquaman is the next DCEU ready for production, gearing up for filming to begin in April in Australia. Of course, the character played by Jason Momoa, a Hawaiian of mixed descent, has already debuted in video and photographs in last year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad respectively. The king of Atlantis gets his proper introduction in Justice League, coming this November. But its his solo feature, directed by James Wan, that has really grabbed my imagination. The superhero’s story intertwines many great comic book and genre tropes, from the Shakespearan family drama to civilizational clashes to the tragic origin stories. He’s is the first big-screen water superhero. As fascinating as space is, I can’t help but be as fascinated more by the mysterious blue depths.

Here are 10 reasons the growing hype behind Aquaman is real. Click Next to start!

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.