With San Diego Comic-Con looming large on the horizon – July 14th is the date for your diaries – comic book fans are currently gearing up for the annual deluge of tantalizing news and megaton announcements. Justice League, Thor: Ragnarok, and the newly-titled Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom are expected to be in attendance next month, while there’s also the small matter of James Wan’s standalone Aquaman movie.
Currently lensing Down Under in anticipation of its launch in December 2018, there’s a crackle of excitement swirling around Wan’s spinoff, which can largely be attributed to the A-list talent on board – both behind the lens, and in front. Of course, Jason Momoa’s King of the Seven will be the one to anchor the story, and if a report from The Aquaman Shrine is to be believed, it would seem Will Beall’s original screenplay has made room for numerous flashback scenes involving the young Arthur Curry and the history of Atlanta.
Otis Dhanji has already been cast as the 13-year-old Arthur, but we now have word that Kaan Guldur (Red Ink, The LEGO Ninjago Movie) has climbed aboard to play Arthur Curry at the age of nine. More than anything else, Guldur’s purported casting is further evidence that Warner’s Aquaman film will mine inspiration from Geoff Johns New 52 comic book run, and we’re fascinated to see how the final product pans out. Wonder Woman is living proof that the DC Extended Universe isn’t doomed after all, so here’s hoping that momentum carries over to both Justice League and Aquaman in due time.
Meanwhile, here’s that report of Kaan Guldur’s casting, via Twitter:
Jason Momoa & Otis Dhanji to be joined by Kaan Guldur playing younger 9 year-old Arthur Curry in AQUAMAN! pic.twitter.com/caQhmg3U1S
— The Aquaman Shrine (@AquamanShrine) June 21, 2017
It is, in the words of James Wan, a classic swashbuckling adventure, and though Aquaman was originally scheduled for launch in July of 2018, the Jason Momoa-fronted solo movie will now bow on December 21st, 2018.
Source: The Aquaman Shrine