Warner Bros. Hook Two Writers For AQUAMAN

Warner Bros. Hook Two Writers For AQUAMAN

Warner Bros. has hired two screenwriters for an upcoming Aquaman solo film. The film will be one of nine upcoming DC adventures and will likely star former Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa in the lead role. Come check it out!

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Warner Bros. has hired screenwriters Will Beall (Gangster Squad) and Kurt Johnstad (300) to pen two separate scripts for an upcoming Aquaman film. The film will be one of the nine upcoming installments after Batman v. Superman that will help shape DC's Cinematic Universe. The film is being developed on dual tracks, meaning that two scripts will be written, one by Beall and one by Johnstad, but only the best version will move forward.

A week ago, Warner Bros announced nine upcoming DC projects, the earliest of which comes August 5, 2016, a few months after their most ambitious DC adventure, Batman v. Superman. Based on this news, there is a good chance Aquaman may take this spot. However, accounting for unforeseen issues, 2017 may be the better bet as WB already has two DC releases set for June 23 and November 17. 

No definitive word on the cast yet, but Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) has been confirmed/rumored to be making a cameo as Arthur Curry/Aquaman in Batman v. Superman. He'll likely reprise the role in this solo adventure.

What do you guys think of the news? Sound off with your thoughts below!

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Filed Under "Aquaman" 8/12/2014 Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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staypuffed - 8/12/2014, 4:18 PM
Aquaman movie before Wonder Woman?
themidnightking - 8/12/2014, 4:21 PM
Now give us a Flash movie, dammit!
DEVLIN712 - 8/12/2014, 4:21 PM
Oh snap!
Reasonnnn - 8/12/2014, 4:21 PM
Two writers that don't inspire confidence...Gangster Squad and 300: Rise of an Empire
AlexanderLykins - 8/12/2014, 4:21 PM
The DCCU is taking shape!

DaVinci31 - 8/12/2014, 4:22 PM
Oh F*ck!
Emblemmaniac - 8/12/2014, 4:23 PM
Nothing against Beall, he is great for the Castle series. But i thought Gangster Squad and that failed JL script would prove that he is not fitting for big cinematic storries?
Jcool - 8/12/2014, 4:24 PM
Aquaman is being developed on dual tracks, where studios and producers hire two separate writers to work on a project in the hopes of getting the best version.

One of the reasons for the practice is the setting of release dates while the project is still in development and giving it a muscular push. Warners needs just that as last week it dated nine untitled DC movies between 2016 and 2020.

- Hollywood Reporter.
AlexanderLykins - 8/12/2014, 4:24 PM
Come on guys! At least DC/Warner Bros. is going to attempt to put out movies after that Green Lantern mess. They know these heroes can work as evidenced by the MCU, and they're going for it. I hope they take their time and do it right.
joejoseph461 - 8/12/2014, 4:25 PM
Aquaman before wonder women, inhumans before black panther movie. What are comic book movies coming too. Smh.
themidnightking - 8/12/2014, 4:25 PM
Was anyone else let down by the ending of Gangster Squad?
AlexanderLykins - 8/12/2014, 4:26 PM
Trying not to look ahead of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice though.
DaVinci31 - 8/12/2014, 4:26 PM
I smell bulls*t.
themidnightking - 8/12/2014, 4:27 PM
Wonder Woman already has a film in development
MrPrime - 8/12/2014, 4:27 PM
Can't wait.
DeusExSponge - 8/12/2014, 4:27 PM
Bring on the King of Atlantis!
SirDuckAlot - 8/12/2014, 4:28 PM
Kurt Johnstad dialogue is horrible and Will Beall can't write...C'mon WB!
AlexanderLykins - 8/12/2014, 4:28 PM
Hey MCU! Get Namor ready to go now!
ALegendaryPanda - 8/12/2014, 4:28 PM
YES! Aquaman is getting a solo movie!! I just really hope these scripts don't suck!
DEVLIN712 - 8/12/2014, 4:28 PM
I am so excited for this film, Throne of Atlantis is (in my opinion) the best New 52 story. Plus, I think Momoa is the perfect guy to bring Aquaman to the big screen.
Niklander - 8/12/2014, 4:28 PM
Hell yeah

I liked 300:Rise Of The Empire so Kurt Johnstad make it happen
MrBlackJack - 8/12/2014, 4:29 PM
Shit, that's awesome that were getting an Aquaman movie!
Niklander - 8/12/2014, 4:30 PM
@DIAMONDZ you would rather have Goyer write Aquaman?

Please do yourself a favor and have a brain check
Gnoxorm - 8/12/2014, 4:31 PM


DCGuy - 8/12/2014, 4:31 PM
BVS & JL for 2016
WW & Aquaman for 2017
Gnoxorm - 8/12/2014, 4:31 PM
Jcool - 8/12/2014, 4:32 PM
@DudeGuyMan you mean Justin Theroux? The guy behind Iron Man 2 and Rock of Ages??? No thanks!
ATrueHero1987 - 8/12/2014, 4:32 PM
That's good that they're really starting to build the DC Cinematic Universe
MrPrime - 8/12/2014, 4:32 PM
Agree @DrunkenNukem
Just looking at this left me worried.

Not to say they can't pull it out of the bag though however I do hope GJ has a lot to say in the script.
MrBlackJack - 8/12/2014, 4:33 PM
If said before, and will continuously do so, but there's now way WB doesn't have a WW in development. The time is now, they don't have any more excuses, and they've dropped a plethora of hints for a WW film. I think it'll come out within a year or two of JL's drop." Watch this space!"--- Mark Strong.
Omarvls - 8/12/2014, 4:33 PM

BVS & JL for 2016
WW & Aquaman for 2017

I say

BvS WW 2016
JL Aquaman 2017

Either way EPIC
DaVinci31 - 8/12/2014, 4:33 PM
Does anyone know the validity of this "exclusive"?
SnapperCarr - 8/12/2014, 4:33 PM
Aquaman should not be before Wonder Woman.

The writers are not the best either, but remember that Gunn wrote the Scooby Doo movies. I'm willing to give them a chance.
kong - 8/12/2014, 4:34 PM

[frick]S TO THE YEAH
themidnightking - 8/12/2014, 4:34 PM
I'm surprised you can talk at all considering you're sucking on Snyder's phallus
Omarvls - 8/12/2014, 4:34 PM
DC/WB Shared Universe is going to be EPIC
Now that Marvel has GotG 2 and Inhumans on the way
We Need DC/WB to give us New GODS
SageMode - 8/12/2014, 4:34 PM
The one writer from Gangster Squad and the other from 300? LMAO. Who the one talent recruiter at WB?
McNyagano - 8/12/2014, 4:35 PM
Thanks God Goyer is not involved in this. Great news.
KingOnslaught - 8/12/2014, 4:35 PM
yeah they are gunna go with Kurt Johnstad as he has a past relationship with Snyder i mean unless his script is complete ass
Omarvls - 8/12/2014, 4:36 PM

Why are you always so negative when it comes to DC/WB

I mean they're going to give us Aquaman b4 Marvel gives us Namor

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