Warner Bros. has announced Jason Momoa’s standalone Aquaman movie will land in theaters on October 5, 2018.
James Wan is directing the movie with Peter Safran producing. Amber Heard is joining the lineup as Mera, Aquaman’s love interest.
Aquaman debuted in comics in More Fun Comics #73 in November 1941. Created by Mor Weisinger and Paul Norris, Aquaman is the son of a Atlantean mother and surface dwelling father.
The story must start with my father, a famous undersea explorer — if I spoke his name, you would recognize it. My mother died when I was a baby, and he turned to his work of solving the ocean’s secrets. His greatest discovery was an ancient city, in the depths where no other diver had ever penetrated. My father believed it was the lost kingdom of Atlantis. He made himself a water-tight home in one of the palaces and lived there, studying the records and devices of the race’s marvelous wisdom. From the books and records, he learned ways of teaching me to live under the ocean, drawing oxygen from the water and using all the power of the sea to make me wonderfully strong and swift. By training and a hundred scientific secrets, I became what you see — a human being who lives and thrives under the water.
Aquaman will begin shooting in Australia in 2017.