So it was a running gag on “Entourage” a few years back … but Warners is working on an ‘Aquaman’ movie and there are two, competing scripts in the works.
From The Wrap:
“Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad are writing separate takes on the water-loving superhero
A standalone “Aquaman” movie is swimming its way towards the big screen, as Warner Bros. has hired Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad to write separate screenplays in an effort to speed up the development process, an individual familiar with the studio’s plan has told TheWrap.
Jason Momoa will play Aquaman in Zack Snyder‘s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and its follow-up, “Justice League,” though Warners has yet to confirm Momoa’s role.
Aquaman is expected to play a minor role in “Batman v Superman” before becoming a more central character in “Justice League.”
Johnstad has worked with Snyder before on “300,” while Beall has worked with Warner Bros. before on “Gangster Squad.”
This is, of course, putting aside the question of whether the world even needs one sequel (let alone three) to the absolutely dreadful and inexplicably popular sci-fi blockbuster that was little more than “Dances with Wolves” in outer space. But it looks like we’re getting sequels whether we want them or not:
“Back in May, James Cameron was first quoted as saying that there might be four “Avatar” movies in total. With the first one having earned a record $2.782 billion at theaters worldwide, star Sigourney Weaver is now saying the next three will be filmed at the same time. Here are several quotes from an interview with Showbiz 411:
When “Political Animals” finishes shooting, see if you can follow Weaver’s schedule: she goes right into a new Christopher Durang play for a short run at Lincoln Center. Then she films “Avatar” 2, 3, and 4 with James Cameron. That’s right: they’re making three sequels to the blue 3D phenom all at the same time. Weaver says she has no idea how long it will take, or how it’s going to work. “I just show up,” she said.”
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