Warner Bros reveals the official logo for Aquaman as filming begins. Jason Momoa made his DC Extended Universe debut last year with a brief appearance in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – which additionally introduced a number of other heroes who are set to be major players in Warner Bros’ shared comic book world. Momoa will return as Arthur Curry this year in Snyder’s Justice League, which will see the aquatic hero team up with the likes of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck), The Flash (Ezra Miller), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).
Following the premiere of Justice League later this year, the next DCEU installment slated for release is Arthur Curry’s solo pic, Aquaman, from director James Wan. Pre-production has been underway on the undersea superhero adventure for some time, but the director took to Twitter this week to announce filming had begun on Aquaman. Now, official word comes from the studio along with a logo for the movie.
Warner Bros announced the start of production on Aquaman today, which is filming on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia. The studio additionally released the logo for the film, which features the Aquaman symbol we’ve seen on the character’s superhero costume set against a deep sea backdrop. Take a look:
In addition to announcing the start of production and unveiling the Aquaman logo, Warner Bros also confirmed the film’s cast, which includes Momoa, as the titular hero, Amber Heard as Mera (who will make her DCEU debut in Justice League), Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Temuera Morrison as Arthur’s father Tom Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master, and Nicole Kidman as Arthur’s mother Atlanna.
However, while we now have confirmation of the main Aquaman cast, Warner Bros did not include an official synopsis with their annoucement of the start of filming. A plot synopsis for Aquaman previously surfaced with casting calls earlier this year, teasing conflict between those who dwell under the seas and those who live on land and, as the King of Atlantis, Aquaman is caught in the middle. Although it hasn’t been confirmed by Warner Bros or Wan, it seems like a viable broad strokes outline for the plot of the film.
Of course, with cameras now rolling on Aquaman in Australia – and the film’s cast and creative team having regularly shared updates on social media throughout the pre-production process – it’s likely we’ll learn more as production continues. Certainly, it may be some time before we see anything other than teaser images or set photos, but those will hopefully be able to tide fans over until Warner Bros debuts anything official from Aquaman.