You can go ahead and add Temuera Morrison’s name to the growing list of actors in contention to join Aquaman.
At least, that’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, noting that as casting on James Wan’s 2018 solo movie begins to reach its crescendo, Warner Bros. has opened talks with Morrison, who is perhaps best known for playing Jango Fett in the much-maligned Star Wars prequels. Should a deal place, he’ll take point as Arthur Curry’s human father.
Other stars currently in the mix include The Get Down‘s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who is currently on the verge of landing the coveted role of Black Manta. It’s one of the many villains set to feature in Aquaman – Patrick Wilson is also on board as Orm the Oceanmaster – while there’s also mention of the Oscar-nominated Nicole Kidman assuming the role of Atlanna, Curry’s underseas mother. THR’s report goes on to stress that all three stars – Abdul-Mateen II, Kidman and now Morrison – are all in early negotiations, but we’ll be keeping a close eye on proceedings as each deal unfolds.
Filming on Aquaman is expected to get underway this April ahead of a theatrical release in October of 2018. It’ll co-star Amber Heard and Willem Dafoe as Mera and Vulko, respectively, while former Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa is all set to take point as the titular King of the Seven. It’ll mark the first of two appearances for the actor in 2017 as well, given he’s part of Zack Snyder’s ensemble cast for Justice League.