Furious 7 and The Conjuring director James Wan has officially been confirmed to direct the upcoming film, “Aquaman.” The DC Comics/WB picture will have Jason Momoa reprising his Justice League character after an appearance in March 2016’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures had the following to say:
“We’ve been so lucky to have worked with James, first on New Line’s ‘The Conjuring’ and now on their upcoming ‘The Conjuring 2,’ and are thrilled to have him on board as we continue to expand our DC slate. The ‘Aquaman’ film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James’s span of work has proven him able to take on any manner of project, bringing his incredible creative talent and unique voice to the material. James is not only a great storyteller but can make action truly explode on the big screen,” says Roven, “and Jason has a dynamic presence that commands your attention. Together, they will bring an undeniable vitality and energy to this character as he headlines his first feature film.”
Wan will also be supervising the script by Kurt Johnstad (300, 300: Rise of an Empire). Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder will serve as producers.
On a personal note, I could not be more excited to see how this film shapes up. With Wan’s history with the Fast and Furious franchise, and Gal Gadot playing Wonder Woman, might I suggest Michelle Rodriguez as Mera? Or someone within the world of Aquaman?