We have more of Collider‘s terrific interview with Charles Roven, who is producing Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC Extended Universe films. Today, he offers an update on Aquaman, which will star Jason Momoa as the King of Atlantis.
Kurt Johnstad is writing the Aquaman script, while director James Wan is involved in its creation as well. Roven says that the movie is in the very early process of being made, especially with Wan currently shooting The Conjuring 2. However, next up on the filmmaker’s plate is Aquaman. Roven says, “We’re very early days. We’re just starting with the screenplay. [Wan is] making The Conjuring 2 now, so he’s had his hand in the creation of let’s just call it a working document from which to write. But he’s directing that film [and] he’s got his hand ever so slightly in the development, but he’s really gonna throw himself into it after he finishes shooting Conjuring 2. And we’re planning on it being his film after Conjuring 2. He is a serious Aquaman fan.”
Warner Bros. is assembling an impressive lineup of directors to bring the DC Universe to life. Here, Roven explains how Wan fits into this team. “That’s a perfect example—him and [David] Ayer, and Patty [Jenkins], they’re perfect examples of what I’m talking about, to bring people in. Fertile creative minds who can say, ‘Okay, we get the road map, now let’s talk about doing this or doing that.’ It’s fun to have that flexibility and yet commonality.”
Stay tuned for more news as we have it. Aquaman is set to hit theaters July 27th, 2018.