Aquaman Feature Nets Conjuring 2 Scribe

David Leslie Johnson has signed on to script the upcoming Aquaman feature film

Warner Bros. Pictures has, according to The Hollywood Reporter, set screenwriter David Leslie Johnson on director James Wan’s upcoming Aquaman feature film. Johnson, whose past script work has included Wrath of the Titans, Orphan and Red Riding Hood, has already been working with Wan on the upcoming The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist.

Jason Momoa will be headlining the Aquaman feature film, which is based on the classic DC Comics sea dwelling superhero. Aquaman made his first comic book appearance way back in 1941’s “More Fun Comics” #73. Created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger, Aquaman went on to become a founding member of the Justice League of America two decades later. Until now, the character has never made it to the big screen. Aquaman’s sole live-action appearance was as a teen on the WB’s “Smallville.” The character was planned for a spinoff series, “Mercy Reef,” but the property never made it beyond the pilot stage.

Before appearing in his solo film, Momoa’s Aquaman will make his big screen debut in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, set to hit theaters on March 25, 2016. It’s also a near certainty that he’ll be back for Justice League: Part One, arriving November 10, 2017. Aquaman then hits the following summer with Justice League: Part Two following on June 14, 2019.

The Aquaman feature was previously scripted by Kurt Johnstad (300, 300: Rise of an Empire).  Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder and Zack Snyder are serving as producers. 

Look for The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist, starring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Frances O’Connor, to hit theaters June 10, 2016.

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