A couple of years ago, WB/DC revealed their impressively ambitious slate of upcoming films. On that list they outlined that the movies that will follow Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will include Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Aquaman, amongst others. In the time since, we’ve slowly come to learn the precise production details for each project. Now that Suicide Squad has come and gone, Wonder Woman is practically completed, and The Flash is filming in early 2017 in London, where does that leave Aquaman? Looks like we’ve now learned the Where and the When of the fishy flick.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Aquaman will start filming next year, and while we know that some of the film is going to be housed at the same Warner Bros. Studio Leavesden stage in London that Justice League is using, the movie will also apparently be filming in Australia. According to the Aussie publication, the film will be visiting the land down under during its production. They don’t specify exactly when in 2017, but I think it’s fair to say that a start somewhere in June or July is likely.
This won’t be the first superhero flick to be shot in Australia, as Thor: Ragnarok is currently lensing there, Superman Returns was shot there, and once upon a time George Miller’s Justice Leage: Mortal began pre-production there.
There’s a bit of gossip attached to this news, since the way The Daily Telegraph reported this intel is via a story on Amber Heard. They slipped the “Aquaman In Australia” news into a report about Heard returning to the country for the first time since her controversial decision to bring two unclaimed dogs with her through customs on a private jet with Johnny Depp last year. That decision broke Australia’s strict biosecurity laws.
Aquaman will be directed by James Wan, and will star Jason Momoa.
Oh, and my bold way-too-soon-to-tell prediction is that it’s going to be phenomenal.
SOURCE: The Daily Telegraph