‘Aquaman’ Nets New Writer


by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer

Last time we heard about writers on Warner Bros upcoming seven seas epic Aquaman it was that the studio had Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad penning two different scripts for the studio to choose from.

Now word is that another voice may be getting heard as The Hollywood Reporter says that David Leslie Johnson has been hired to help pen the waterlogged superhero’s exploits.

There are conflicting reports as to just what Johnson’s involvement will be. One says that he’s writing a third draft for WB to possibly consider. Another says that he and director James Wan will be streamlining the project from here on out.

Whatever the case may be, Johnson and Wan aren’t strangers to each other. As a matter of fact, Johnson is currently working with Wan now on his current horror project The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergeist.

Aquaman is one of those characters that get unmercifully ragged on for no reason other than he’s a hard person to get right. Only a handful of comic writers (Peter David, Kurt Busiek and Geoff Johns) have made him remotely interesting and even then it was a huge uphill battle.

The upcoming Aquaman film is set to swim into theaters in the summer of 2018 with Jason Momoa signed on to star as the titular King of the Seas.

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