With Justice League set for around 2017, it seems like Warner Bros. is working to get the heroes of that film acquainted with audiences prior to the movie's release. But which hero will be getting the next standalone movie?
The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday that Warner Bros. is fast-tracking writers Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad to write two separate scripts for an Aquaman movie with the idea of taking the best idea of the two.
Beall is known for writing Gangster Squad as well as the first draft of Justice League, that was later scrapped. Johnstad has a relationship with Justice League director Zack Snyder after working with the director on 300 and its sequel, Rise of an Empire.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the practice of having two writers make separate scripts allows for release dates to be set while a project is still in development while giving it a muscular push. Warner Bros. needs just that as last week it dated nine untitled DC movies between 2016 and 2020.
With Batman v Superman taking up the first DC 2016 date, it seems like WB may be aiming to have the Aquaman movie released at the later 2016 date prior to Justice League hitting theaters in early 2017.
Right now nothing has been confirmed with the movie, even though it is widely considered that Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa is set to play the hero. WB has yet to confirm casting and most likely will wait until an official announcement of the movie to do so.