Report: AQUAMAN Nets Two Movie Screenwriters - on Separate Scripts

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According to a report by THR, Warner Bros. has hired two different writers to each individually write scripts for Aquaman, which is reportedly one of the nine DC movies in development over the five-year period from 2016-2020. Writer Will Beall and writer Kurt Johnstad will each write their own version of the movie, with producers picking the best version.

Beall, eagle-eyed readers will recall, wrote a version of a Justice League script a few years back, before that project was scrapped in favor of first rebooting the Superman franchise in Man of Steel. He went on to write Gangster Squad for Warner Bros.

Johnstad, meanwhile, most recently had 300: Rise of an Empire and before that 300, giving him both comic book movies and “worked with Zack Snyder” on his resumé. Snyder has been positioned by Warners as an architect of their new DC Cinematic Universe.

While still unconfirmed by the studio or the director, Jason Momoa is reportedly secure in the role of Aquaman starting with what will likely be only a cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Reports circulated of his confirmation across fan media outlets this week, but in error - they used the same original months-old report by Variety as confirmation of said report.

Warner Bros. likewise did not comment on or confirm the dual-writer path for Aquaman.

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