Warner Bros. is continuing to bulk up the DCEU with A-list talent. Deadline reports Patrick Wilson will play the villainous Ocean Master in James Wan’s upcoming swashbuckling action adventure Aquaman.
In the comics, Orm Marius A.K.A. Ocean Master was fully human half-brother of Arthur Curry A.K.A. Aquaman. He turned nemesis after growing up in Arthur’s shadow, resenting him and turning to technology as a high-tech pirate first attacking ships at sea and later moving on to causing natural disasters in an attempt to hold the world ransom.
The choice to cast Wilson in the role is a safe move for Wan and Warner Brothers. The director and the studio has a long history working with Wilson as he has starred in both installments of the on-going Insidious and Conjuring franchises.
Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa, will be the fifth outing in the DCEU. The character was first introduced in this year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and will also be featured as a main character in the upcoming Justice League. Wilson joins the cast which in addition to Momoa currently includes Amber Heard as Mera, and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko. An official synopsis for the film has yet to be released.
Warner Bros. has deemed October 5, 2018, as a day worthy for the King of Atlantis to make his big splash in theaters. The film will be debut in both IMAX and 3D.
The swashbuckling action adventure Aquaman from director James Wan has officially gotten a release date. Deadline reports the joint committee at Warner Bros. and DC Comics has deemed October 5, 2018, as a day worthy for the King of Atlantis to make his big splash in theaters. The film will be debut in both IMAX and 3D.
Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman and Amber Heard as Mera, Queen of Atlantis. Details on the plot are still unavailable as an official synopsis has yet to be released.
I can still remember coming out of the theater buzzing after seeing Mortal Kombat in 1995. Liu Kang was my favorite character in the game and eight-year-old me thought they did his character justice in the film adaptation of the video game. The film also gave us perfect live-action realizations of characters like Reptile, Scorpion, and Sub-Zero. But after the failure that was Mortal Kombat: Annihilation — one of the worst sequels of all time — the franchise stalled out and the fighting game has never been as popular as it was in the mid-nineties. But just a few years ago a web-short emerged online that gained enough popularity to be taken to series by Warner Bros. Digital as Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
Considering the risk-adverse nature of Hollywood has executives mining the depths for any salvageable franchise that guarantees a built-in audience, it’s only a matter of time before the Mortal Kombat franchise returns to the silver screen. Especially since Hollywood is trying very hard to legitimize video game adaptations with features such as Warcraft and the upcoming Assasins Creed starring Michael Fassbender.
Variety reports Australian commercial director Simon McQuiod is in talks to direct the reboot for New Line Cinema. McQuiod is best known for his commercials for PlayStation, Halo, Range Rover, and Beats by Dre. Considering he has experience helming video game commercials, McQuoid just might be the right person to take on the reboot of Mortal Kombat.
James Wan will produce the film with a script penned by Greg Russo under the banner of Broken Road Productions. As of now the film does not have a release date.
Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment caught the world’s attention when it was announced that Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa would be starring in the title role of Aquaman. Add director James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7) to the mix and you’ve got something that not even the disappointing Batman V. Superman could stop from making truckloads of money. Even the most vocal of the Batman V. Superman haters ready to hand over their hard-earned cash to see the former Khal Drago as the first ever on-screen King of the Sea (no, Vinnie Chase doesn’t count).
Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment caught the world’s attention when it was announced that Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa would be starring in the title role of Aquaman. Add director James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7) to the mix and you’ve got something that not even the disappointing Batman V. Superman could stop from making truckloads of money. Even the most vocal of the Batman V. Superman haters are ready to hand over their hard-earned cash to see the former Khal Drago as the first ever on-screen King of the Sea (no, Vinnie Chase doesn’t count).
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Wan teased a swashbuckling action adventure quest story that is very much Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Romancing the Stone.
Wan also commented on what to expect from Aquaman and the recently revealed Amber Heard as Mera in the upcoming Justice League.
I think Amber and Jason Momoa, in their moments in Justice League, are going to give the rest of the world a flavor of what their own standalone movie could be. And that is just scratching the surface of what I plan to do.
It will be another year before we get to see Justice League and an even longer wait for Aquaman.
Justice League hits theaters November 17, 2017 and Aquaman drops the following year on July 27, 2018.