James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7, Saw) has been tapped to direct Jason Momoa in the standalone Aquaman movie, which is scheduled to arrive in theaters July 27th, 2018.
Wan's most recent film Furious 7 has grossed $349 million domestically and an even more impressive $1.5 billion worldwide. There's no doubt the success of that film played a big part in Warner Bros. and DC's decision to bring him on board for the Aquaman movie.
Warner Bros' Greg Silverman stated the following in a recent announcement:
"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."
Aquaman will star Jason Momoa as the reluctant king of Atlantis. The film finds the underwater superhero caught between a surface world ravaging the sea, and the Atlanteans who are looking to lash out in revolt.
James Wan is overseeing the screenplay written by Kurt Johnstad. Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder are producing.
I don't know about you guys, but I'm glad to see the DC cinematic universe finally coming together. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters next year, followed by Suicide Squad. Gal Gadot's standalone Wonder Woman film will arrive on the big screen in 2017, followed by Justice League Part 1. And last but not least, Jason Momoa will unite the seven seas in Aquaman summer of 2018.