For years now there has been discussion over a possible “Aquaman” movie, however, the film has not come to fruition as of yet. So what is the plan?
Arthur Curry, the actor who plays the role of “Aquaman” in “Smallville” stated that he could see an “Aquaman” movie in the future. His interview about the film revealed that folks in Los Angeles were beginning to get the film underway;
But an [Aquaman] movie, on the other hand, I think is very much a reality. In fact, I think there’s one in the works. Some people in LA are starting to get the ball rolling on that. I don’t know what my involvement would ever be in that, but, yeah, I think it would be cool to see that happen. But it’s just so expensive to do. It’s hard to say if it’s really going to happen.”
On IMDB, there is a listing for “Aquaman” in production for 2013. Screen Rant writer, Paul Young spoke with Ritchson’s publicist concerning his quote. Curry stated he has heard “rumblings” throughout the community about an “Aquaman” film but they appear to be nothing more than ideas rather than actual plans.
Young also spoke with a source at Warner Bros. and the idea of an “Aquaman” film is certainly in motion. It will never be released in 2013 though. It would most likely be more of a 2015 or 2016 release if at all. Warner Bros. has plans to team up with Leo DiCaprio’s production studio, Appian Way to make the film a reality.
Warner Bros. isn’t in any hurry to invest in the third tier superhero character just yet. The film would have to happen mostly underwater and the massive budget to create such a film would be about $200 million. It’s not certain that Warner Bros. could recover from such a high budget for a comic book character film like “Aquaman,” at least not at this time.
The plan is to wait until another “Batman,” “Superman,” “The Flash,” “Wonder Woman” and even a “Green Lantern 2” film to be released first. This covers approximately five to seven years of films before “Aquaman” would be considered.
The “Justice League” films may have cameos of the underwater crime fighter to suffice until a huge fan base surfaces that would make the film worthwhile.