The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog is reporting that Warner Brothers has commissioned two separate scripts for an Aquaman film. The thinking is the Warners will take the scripts, one by Gangster Squad‘s Will Beall and 300: Rise of an Empire‘s Kurt Johnstad, pull the best moments from each , and Frankenstein a movie out of it. Sounds perfect.
While Aquaman is one of the few comic book characters to be continually published in one form or another from the 1940’s to today, he is also considered somewhat of a joke in the world of pop culture, an opinion exacerbated by shows such as Robot Chicken and Entourage that poke fun at the character and its lame reputation.
This news might be the final nail in the coffin of the rumored line up of films that Nikki Finke provided back in June and that Kevin Smith confirmed a few weeks later. The first blow came last week when Warners came out with an official release schedule that didn’t match the dates Finke gave. And an Aquaman film was not listed in the films Finke put forth in June. This might be enough to finally show that Finke was given faulty information or that Warners changed their plans as a result of her article.
Jason Momoa has not yet been confirmed as playing Aquaman but is almost universally considered to have been cast. No word as to when the film will be hitting theaters, but it looks like it is years away.