Warner Bros. and DC Working on Two Scripts For Jason Momoa's Aquaman
We've had everything but the official word confirming that Jason Momoa has been selected to play Aquaman in Warner Bros. and DC Comics' cinematic expansion, and now THR reports that the studio has commissioned two writers to work on totally separate treatments for the story.
Gangster Squad writer Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad of '300' and '300 Rise of an Empire' fame are the two scribes reportedly selected by Warner Bros. for the task. This is another sign of just how seriously the studio is taking the proposed Aquaman project after Man of Steel director Zack Snyder started hyping up the seafaring superhero during a radio interview last week.
(Momoa as Conan the Barbarian - Credit: Lionsgate)
The reports that Momoa had won the chase to become the DC hero were, on the whole, greeted with positive noises from DC fans. Aquaman is a beloved character from the DC Comics universe, but he's had something of a hard time over the years, with many fans poking fun at his sometimes underwhelming powers. However, with a man who was once Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones and cast as the hero, it's hard to imagine Aquaman being anything but an intimidating force to be reckoned with. And if you aren't convinced, we urge you to listen to Zack Snyder's comments from the aforementioned radio interview last week, where the director remarked that Aquaman, or at least this new Aquaman, could quite easily take Superman in a fight!