I started off with casting The Flash movie for the DCEU and next in line is the Aquaman movie, directed by Justin Lin. Arthur Curry himself has already been cast to be played by Jason Momoa, whom personally I am excited to see portray the character although I was not expecting this casting choice. With Momoa casted as Aquaman I decided to pick a couple different actors for a few characters namely Atlanna, Tom Curry, and Ocean Master.
I'll start with Tom Curry, Aquaman's human father. It's a general rule of thumb in superhero movies for the hero's dad to be cool and awesome (Kevin Costner, Jefferey Dean Morgan) So for Tom Curry I picked two actors Jimmy Smits and Dennis Quaid. Different ethnic backgrounds depending on how they decide to portray his father. Both are great actors and would bring the character to the screen well.
Secondly Atlanna, Aquaman's royal Atlantean mother and Queen of Atlantis. Like the father you got to have a cool mother for Aquaman. Also like Tom Curry I have chosen two actresses of different ethnic backgrounds, again depending on how the studio decides to portray these characters. For Atlanna I've chosen Salma Hayek and Charlize Theron.
The third and final role I've chosen multiple actors for is for the main villain whom will presumably be Orm Marius, The Ocean Master. Ocean Master is the younger half brother of Aquaman through Atlanna their mother. I have three actors for Ocean Master, the first is Manu Bennett. Rumor is they pulled him from playing Deathstroke any further on Arrow because he's involved with a DC movie project. Although he's older then Jason Momoa by ten years I believe he'd be a great foe for Momoa. My other two choices are closer in age to Jason Momoa, Wes Bentley and Edgar Ramirez. Two extremely talented actors that would bring the brilliance and jealously of Ocean Master well to the screen.
For the secondary villain and Aquaman's arch nemesis Black Manta, I've chosen Idris Elba. Elba currently has a role as Heimdall in Marvel's Thor movies but it is a minor role and one he doesn't seem to keen on playing anymore. I'd love to see him portray Manta in the Aquaman movies. He's a superb actor and no stranger to playing the villain.
I don't know if Aqualad has a shot of showing up in the first Aquaman movie but I think it would be cool to introduce Garth first and have him transform to Tempest later on to make room for the second Aqualad, Kaldur'ahm. So if they we're to bring him in I'd like to see Brenton Thwaites play the character. Young, talented, and looks the part. He'd been an excellent addition to the cast and could possibly show up in a Teen Titans / Young Justice type movie.
Lastly for my fan cast the leading lady of the film Mera, Aquaman's wife. Mera is currently rumored to be played by Amber Heard but if that's not the case then i'd love to see Jessica Chastain get the role. She's a phenomenal actress, plays the warrior part well, and is a natural red head. I don't think Amber Heard would be a bad choice but I've always imagined Chastain in the role and would love to see her get it.
There you have it, my DCEU Aquaman fan cast. I hope you all like it and would love hear what you think and what choices you would chose for these parts. I'm going to keep doing these fan casts for the DCEU, next being Shazam! So I hope you enjoy them and i'm looking forward to feedback. Thanks!