Director James Wan has been hard at work on developing the big screen Aquaman movie the character deserves and has lined up a fairly impressive cast, based on what we know so far. Now, all those pre-production efforts are being put to use as cameras have started rolling on the film down in Australia.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) May 3, 2017
Sure, it’s not a terribly exciting set picture, it’s exciting nonetheless that the film is actually going to happen. While I’ve never been the biggest fan of Aquaman, I have a lot of confidence in James Wan as a director and have enjoyed what we’ve seen of Jason Momoa’s portrayal.
Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “Aquaman,” helmed by James Wan (“The Conjuring” films, “Furious 7”). Jason Momoa stars in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this fall’s “Justice League.”
The film also stars Amber Heard (“Justice League,” “Magic Mike XXL”) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (“Platoon,” “Spider-Man 2”) as Vulko; 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 (upcoming “Baywatch,” Netflix’s “The Get Down”) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” films, “Watchmen”) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Lion”) as Atlanna.
As is fitting for the king of the sea, the shoot will take place mainly in locations spanning the stunning Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, with extensive filming to be accomplished at Village Roadshow Studios. The production will utilize the facility’s sprawling backlot and all nine VRS soundstages, including its newest, Stage 9, the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Filming will also take place in Newfoundland, Sicily and Tunisia.
Aquaman is slated to hit theaters on December 21, 2018.