Premiere Of Universal Pictures' "Furious 7" - ArrivalsFresh off his billion dollar-earning outing "Furious 7," director James Wan has targeted another big film: "Aquaman."

Warner Bros. made the announcement late Wednesday, revealing that Wan had just closed a deal to helm the DC Comics flick, headlined by "Game of Thrones" star Jason Momoa. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wan will also help supervise the script, which is being written by Kurt Johnstad.

"The Aquaman film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James's span of work has proven him able to take on any manner of project, bringing his incredible creative talent and unique voice to the material," said Greg Silverman, president of creative development and worldwide production for Warner Bros.

The studio will have to wait until at least until spring of 2016 to start production, though, since THR says Wan will be tied up with filming for his next project, "The Conjuring 2: The Endfield Experiment," throughout this fall. "Aquaman" is tentatively scheduled to hit theaters sometime in 2018.

The underwater character will make his big screen debut in director Zack Snyder's upcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," which will serve as the springboard for a host of spinoff Justice League films. That flick is due out on March 25, 2016.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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