The news confirmed today by DC President of Creative Development Greg Silverman. That the director of Furious 7, Insidious and The Conjuring. James Wan, will be indeed helming the start of the Aquaman franchise as director. You can read his interview here:
“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,” said Greg Silverman, Warner’s president of creative development and worldwide production.
Kurt Johnstad is writing the script, which Wan will “supervise,” and the film will be produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, and Zack Snyder. Momoa’s Aquaman is expected to be introduced on-screen in next year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice-due out March 25, 2016.
“James is not only a great storyteller but can make action truly explode on the big screen, and Jason has a dynamic presence that commands your attention,” said Roven. “Together, they will bring an undeniable vitality and energy to this character as he headlines his first feature film.”
Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman. No other castings have been made as of yet. The solo film will debut July 27, 2018.