Aquaman movie is getting a rewrite

Looks like it’s all change for the Aquaman movie


Say what you want about DC’s movies, but they haven’t been afraid to change things. This would appear to be the case with the upcoming Aquaman movie, which is now essentially being rewritten, according to an article on The Hollywood Reporter.

Aquaman’s journey to the screen has been a convoluted one so far. When the movie was first announced, different writers were set to work on multiple scripts: Kurt Johnstad (300, Act Of Valor) on one, and Will Beall (Gangster Squad) on the other. Then, when James Wan (Saw, Insidious) was officially confirmed as director, David Leslie Johnson (The Conjuring 2, Wrath Of The Titans) was hired.

Now, however, it’s all change again, with Beall being brought back on board to write a new script alongside DC films head Geoff Johns. Whether this is to do with the script not being up to scratch or a response to Batman V Superman‘s less than favourable critical reception is unclear, but it does seem to highlight that DC is determined to get things right this time.

Geoff Johns will work alongside Aquaman writer Will Beall

Having Johns overseeing things is a positive step: if nothing else, their upcoming slate will be consistent, and we’re sure that he’ll act as a reassuring guiding hand. For his part, we’re also more optimistic about Jason Momoa himself, having seen the Justice League trailer. Moody and reclusive, he’ll act as a decent counterpart to the other characters, although considering he seems to be in hiding, it does beg the question of whether his solo movie will be a prequel or sequel.

Thus far, confirmed cast members include Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, and Willem Dafoe as Vulko, with James Wan attached as director.

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