BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE – Jason Momoa to Play Aquaman, with Major Role in JUSTICE LEAGUE [Updated]

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While the LA Kings were establishing their rule over the ice last night, Jason Momoa was staking his claim as king of the seas.  A confident new report pegs the former Game of Thrones star as playing Aquaman in Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with a larger role likely in the superhero team-up movie, Justice League.  It sounds like Snyder’s design for the character is already set, so even though we haven’t heard any official confirmation yet, Momoa is expected to play the part.  There’s also a hint of some plot elements for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that would be in direct response to the destructive events that took place in Man of Steel.  Hit the jump for more.

[Update: THR has corroborated HitFix's report, citing their own sources as saying Momoa will indeed be playing Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  We'll let you know when we get official word from Warner Bros.]

Amusing Rumor: Matt Damon Being Sought to Play Aquaman in JUSTICE LEAGUE

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Last night, we reported that Zack Snyder would get a Superman trilogy of sorts by not only directing the upcoming Batman vs. Superman (unofficial title) but the follow-up, Justice League.  This is something that makes sense, and wasn’t too surprising.  The most surprising part is that they think they can get Justice League in theaters by 2017, and even that is doable.  But because superhero movie reporting can’t let news sit for even a day, we’re now charging back into the rumor mill.

According to The Wrap, a rumor has been floating around Hollywood “for more than a year is that Affleck’s close friend and collaborator Matt Damon is being sought to play Aquaman.”  That’s a long time for a rumor that big to be kept under wraps, and I’m surprised it was there before Affleck was even cast as Batman.  The Wrap does mention that Jason Momoa has been rumored for that role (among others), and he seems like a more likely candidate.  Hit the jump for why Damon as Aquaman is probably nonsense.

DC Entertainment Could Be Trying to Get AQUAMAN to Swim Towards the Big Screen

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Aquaman gets a bit of a bad rap among DC’s top tier superheroes.  If you consider the DC Comics superheoes as stand-ins for Greek gods with Superman being Zeus, Batman being Hades, The Flash being Hermes, etc., then Aquaman is Poseidon.  And no one mocks Poseidon.  But since Aquaman has a silly costume and most people think his main ability is talking with marine life, he gets mocked (also, as Injustice: Gods Among Us proved, being able to control underwater creatures has its advantages).  However, DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns isn’t giving up on the underwater hero.  “He’s a priority character for the company,” says Johns.  Warner Bros. has already made that clear by trying to give him a TV show (the pilot wasn’t picked up) and is currently planning to release a direct-to-DVD animated feature.

Hit the jump for more on DC’s plans and the obstacles an Aquaman movie faces.

David S. Goyer Explains How MAN OF STEEL Sets Up JUSTICE LEAGUE and Other Future DC Films; WB Revving Up WONDER WOMAN and AQUAMAN

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Audiences will finally get to see director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer’s take on Superman late tonight with the midnight release of Man of Steel, and it’s no secret that a lot is riding on the success of MoS.  We’ve already learned that Warner Bros. has tapped Snyder and Goyer to reteam on a fast-tracked sequel to Man of Steel, but the studio is also hoping—in the face of Marvel’s immense success—that the film jump starts the studio’s other DC Comics properties as well as an eventual Justice League movie (ie. WB’s answer to The Avengers).

Snyder and Goyer have been coy thus far with regards to how Man of Steel fits into a larger DC universe, but now that the film looks to be headed towards a strong opening weekend, Goyer has revealed a bit more about how Man of Steel directly leads into Justice League and other future DC adaptations.  Hit the jump to see what he said, along with news that Warner Bros. is “kicking the tires” on Wonder Woman and Aquaman films.

Geoff Johns Talks Future Projects, Comic Book Day, GREEN LANTERN, ARROW, MAN OF STEEL, BOOSTER GOLD, The New 52, Animated Movies, and More

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A few minutes before DC Comics Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns was scheduled to sign at Golden Apple in Hollywood on Comic Book Day, we sat for an exclusive interview.  During our wide ranging conversation we talked about his run on Green Lantern and when he first realized it was coming to an end, Aquaman, his thoughts on digital comics, The CW’s Arrow, future DC properties on TV, his reaction after watching Man of Steel, future animated movies, the reaction to The New 52, the status of the Booster Gold TV series, future Green Lantern plans, his most prized comic book,the status of 100 Bullets, Wonder Woman, favorite DC Collectibles, and so much more.  Hit the jump to either watch the interview or read the transcript.

Rumor: JUSTICE LEAGUE Movie Villain Revealed?

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What can we confirm about Warner Bros.’ Justice League so far? We know Zack Snyder (director of Man of Steel) has a lot to say about how his film fits into the Justice League universe, and that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises) is reportedly not set to play Batman in the picture. Other than that, we know Will Beall (Gangster Squad) is writing the screenplay which will feature Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash and other heroes. But who will these heroes unite against, exactly? Will it be an army of faceless evildoers, much like the Chitauri in The Avengers? Not likely, since the Marvel sequel will be opening the same year as the DC picture and The Avengers 2 already has a Mad Titan in Thanos. So who in the DC universe could possibly be more powerful? Hit the jump to find out.

Rumor: New Batman Could Get His Start in JUSTICE LEAGUE by Summer 2015

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With the conclusion of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman trilogy, the future of DC Comics movies is entirely up in the air right now.  DC and Warner Bros’ next step in the gameplan is Zack Snyder‘s Superman reboot Man of Steel, which must fight through the general disappointment created by the last reboot, Superman Returns.  That’s nothing compared to Green Lantern, which rode a 26% Rotten Tomatoes score to squeak past $200 million worldwide.  But hey, at least they have movies: Wonder Woman and The Flash are left out in the cold, and Aquaman may only be a viable superhero in the Hollywood fantasy of Entourage.

DC’s rival Marvel spent years carefully assembling their stable of heroes, culminating in the smash success of The Avengers.  It seems DC is going to cut through the Gordian knot and skip straight to Justice League after Man of Steel, and use that to introduce the new era of DC movies.  More after the jump.

THE FLASH Close to Greenlight; SUPERMAN Film for Holiday Season 2012; Movies for Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Mad Magazine

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Speaking to investors, Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Barry Meyer revealed that they were “nearing” a greenlight on The Flash.  According to Heat Vision, Meyer also spoke about their other superhero properties.  He repeated that Christopher Nolan’s Batman 3 was set for July 20, 2012 and that the new Superman movie—produced by Nolan and written by David Goyer (Batman Begins) and rumored to be titled The Man of Steel—was scheduled for the 2012 holiday season.

Meyer also revealed that the studio was had films for Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Mad Magazine characters in development.  Hit the jump for what we know about all of these projects, including Steve’s interview with rumored Flash director Greg Berlanti (Life as We Know It).

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