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Published On: Sat, Nov 14th, 2015

Aquaman’ film gets a new writer, still set for 2018

David Leslie Johnson has been hired to write Aquaman. The news is odd since the project was being developed on dual tracks with writers Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad penning separate scripts.James Wan is developing and on board to direct the title, which has Jason Momoa attached to star as King Atlantis for the movie, which is still slated for a 2018 release.Warner is silent, but the most likely rumor is simply that Johnson is working with Wan to streamline the project. Warners had no comment.

Johnson, whose early breaks included a stint as Frank Darabont’s assistant, is a Warners’ favorite having worked on the studio’s Wrath of the Titans and Red Riding Hood.

He is also already well acquainted with Wan as he worked on The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, which Wan is currently directing.

Little is known, but there will be some nods at the original source material. Talking at The Joshua Tree International Film Fest, Momoa confirmed that the suit Aquaman will be wearing in the DC Extended Universe is definitely going to pay homage to the source material, and even dropped some hints about the character’s motivations.

“Well, there might be some bit of orange and green. A bit of respect to prior work, but I think he is meaner now and upset – look at what has been done to our oceans. That’s his world that has been polluted.”

Momoa will make an appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but little is known about that role/cameo either.

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