The past week has seen the leaking of various emails between Sony Pictures executives in what has become known as the “Sony Hack.” Naturally, a lot of details on the company’s movies, including its trouble Spider-Man film slate, have been leaked online. These include Sony’s now defunct (?) negotiations with Marvel Studios to incorporate Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, yet another reboot of the struggling franchise, and even a 21 Jump Street/Men in Black crossover. Today’s leak, consisting of an email conversation between Michael De Luca, co-president of production at Columbia Pictures, and Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal, has revealed even more interesting info, some of which is relevant to Warner Bros.’ DC Cinematic Universe.
Via The Daily Beast, an email dated October 21st from De Luca to Pascal has seemingly revealed some directors who are tackling upcoming superhero films, including those not set up at Sony. This list includes Jeff Nichols, who is apparently lined up to helm Aquaman for Warner Bros. The acclaimed director’s credits include Take Shelter and Mud.
The Aquaman film, which will star Jason Momoa, is set to hit theaters July 27th, 2018. Last we heard, two separate scripts were being written by 300‘s Kurt Johnstad and Gangster Squad‘s Will Beall. If Nichols is indeed directing this film, he is surely an interesting choice, given his indie background. He would also join a lineup consisting of Zack Snyder (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and two-part Justice League), David Ayer (Suicide Squad), Michelle MacLaren (Wonder Woman) and possibly James Wan as directors who are bringing the DC Universe to life on the big screen.
Stay tuned for more on this as we have it. For more of Daily Beast’s coverage of the Sony Hack, click the link above.