With the Aquaman movie now slated for a July 27th, 2018, development is moving forward on the film, which will star Jason Momoa as the King of Atlantis. Previously, it was rumored that Mud‘s Jeff Nichols was likely directing the movie. However, a new report reveals that, while he is still in consideration, another name has been added to Warner Bros.’ shortlist.
Latino-Review has learned that, following the success of 300: Rise of an Empire last year, Noam Murro is now being considered as a director for Aquaman. This shouldn’t be surprising, given his connection to Zack Snyder, who is directing a number of installments in the DC Cinematic Universe and produced both 300 films. Those two movies are also co-written by Kurt Johnstad, who is writing an Aquaman script alongside Will Beall. Both scripts are described by Latino-Review as “BIG in the budgetary department, putting the Aquaman film more into a world-building spectacle blockbuster like Avatar.” Following Aquaman’s introduction into the DC Cinematic Universe (which is probably a cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Warner Bros. will be giving the character a major media push to prepare the general audience for his “crazy” world.
Additionally, we have our first word of casting for the movie. Apparently, WB is interested in casting Karl Urban, who shoots Star Trek 3 this year, in an unspecified supporting role which may be the villain. Orm/Ocean Master, maybe? The actor has established a solid relationship with the studio, following their collaboration on the canceled sci-fi series Almost Human and Urban rumored to play a television version of Batman years ago. Hopefully, this casting comes to pass. Stay tuned for more news as we have it.