While Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman V. Superman film is one of the most anticipated films of next year, DC and Warner Bros. have still yet to get their shared universe off the ground. There are still many big questions as to whether DC can create a viable universe this late into the game, while Marvel is set to turn out their 11th film. One of the biggest question marks for DC, however, is the character of Aquaman. Whether DC would be able to turn the character into a viable standalone film franchise has been up in the air for a long while. However, with the casting of Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones), DC seems to be on their way.
In a recent appearance at Comic-Con Experience in Brazil, Jason Momoa opened up about the Aquaman role, as well as who he wants as the director of the standalone film. His responses were recorded via live tweet of DCU Movie Page, a fan Twitter account (via Coming Soon).
“Aquaman will be a bad-ass, otherwise, they wouldn’t cast me for the role.” – Jason Momoa #CCPX
— DCU Movie Page (@dcumoviepage) December 7, 2014
DC has been dropping hints about the direction they plan on taking with Aquaman for awhile now, but the fact that Momoa was there to confirm it is something fans can take with a sigh of relief. And what of Momoa’s desire to see Zack Snyder in the director’s chair? Let’s take a look at a dumbed down DC schedule and see what can be inferred.
- Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – March 25th, 2016 (Directed by Zack Snyder)
- Justice League – November 17th, 2017 (Directed by Zack Snyder)
- Aquaman – July 27th, 2018 (Directed by????)
- Justice League 2 – June 14th, 2019 (Directed by Zack Snyder)
As you can see, Snyder is set to direct Batman V. Superman for a 2016 release. About a year and a half later, the first Justice League film will hit screens. Another year and a half later, we’ll be seeing the second Justice League film. With an eight month buffer between the first Justice League movie and Aquaman, it seems very unlikely Snyder could pull it off, despite Momoa’s desires.
With that in mind, who would you like to see as director for Aquaman? Let us know below!