The Aquaman story is set after Justice League
Although we’ve known Aquaman (December 21, 2018) opens in theaters quite a while after the first Justice League movie (November 17, 2017), what we haven’t known is when the Aquaman story is set. Talking with producer Charles Roven, CinemaBlend learned that the film will not be like the upcoming Wonder Woman, which is mostly set before the events of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
“Aquaman will make reference [to Justice League]. There will be some reference of something that preceded Aquaman that will be in Aquaman. I believe that is the intention,” said Roven. “James [Wan] definitely knows where he’s going with [Aquaman], and that movie takes place in a world where Justice League happened, and Man of Steel happened, and Wonder Woman obviously takes place before Man of Steel — except for the bookends we have. So that’s where we have the most ability to freeform. We could do a movie that takes place after Justice League, we can do a movie that takes place after Batman v Superman… well not really. You can’t do a movie in between Batman v Superman and Justice League, but we can do movies that take place after Justice League and we can do movies that precede Justice League.”
Amber Heard’s Mera (see photos in gallery below) and Willem Dafoe’s Nuidis Vulko will appear alongside Jason Momoa’s Aquaman in Justice League.
An icon for over 75 years, Aquaman is known by fans of DC Comics as the ruler of Atlantis but committed to protecting the entire globe, both land and sea. Shooting is currently underway on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, with extensive filming to be accomplished at Village Roadshow Studios. Filming will also take place in Newfoundland, Sicily and Tunisia.
Aquaman also stars Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, Green Lantern) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Baywatch, Netflix’s The Get Down) as Black Manta; Ludi Lin (Power Rangers) as Murk; with Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring films, Watchmen) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Lion) as Atlanna.
Directed by James Wan from a script by Will Beall, Geoff Johns and Wan, the film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.