As most of the Sony hacks have dealt with an inability to make Spider-Man work and a poor choice in crossover ideas, it seems like they may start to dip into DC and their upcoming shared universe. Now the latest reports have leaked a possible director who could be joining the ranks.
The Daily Beast reported on Sunday that DC/Warner Bros. is trying to court Mud and Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols to take over Aquaman with Jason Momoa. The director is currently in post-production on his new film, Midnight Special, which stars Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst and Adam Driver.
Nichols has worked solely in the independent sphere so far with his recent feature, Mud, gaining the most notice due to the performance by Matthew McConaughey that came before True Detective or Dallas Buyers Club. While he hasn't talked about joining a superhero movie, his track record could make him a perfect fit for this film.
Momoa is interested in bringing some realism to the fantastical, which is a skill that Nichols posses especially in Mud, which feels at times like a tall tale in the South rather than a story about two kids.
While Nichols hasn't been mentioned yet by the actor, he has said that he wanted Zack Snyder to helm the picture but with Snyder working in post-production on Batman v Superman and getting geared up for two Justice League movies, it seems unlikely that he would have the time.
If Nichols accepts the job, he will join a strong line-up of directors including David Ayer (Suicide Squad) and Michelle MacLaren (Wonder Woman) that shows that DC could be packing a strong universe to go up against Marvel with.