Last night saw director James Wan tweet out that filming had begun on his Aquaman movie in Australia.
Now WB officially announces production has kicked off and releases a new Aquaman logo in addition to announcing the cast.
Also, as I noted last night, the Aquaman set pic looks like it may be from the oil rig scene in Man of Steel!
PRODUCTION IS UNDERWAY ON WARNER BROS. PICTURESâ€™ SUPER HERO ACTION ADVENTURE â€śAQUAMAN.â€ť
Director James Wan and star Jason Momoa dive into the Super Heroâ€™s first-ever solo feature, along with cast mates Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman and more
BURBANK, CA, May 3, 2017 â€“ Principal photography has begun on Warner Bros. Picturesâ€™ action adventure â€śAquaman,â€ť helmed by James Wan (â€śThe Conjuringâ€ť films, â€śFurious 7â€ť). Jason Momoa stars in the title role, returning to the character he plays in this fallâ€™s â€śJustice League.â€ť
The film also stars Amber Heard (â€śJustice League,â€ť â€śMagic Mike XXLâ€ť) as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (â€śPlatoon,â€ť â€śSpider-Man 2â€ť) as Vulko; Temuera Morrison (â€śStar Wars: Episode II â€“ Attack of the Clones,â€ť â€śGreen Lanternâ€ť) as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren (â€śThe Expendablesâ€ť films) as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (upcoming â€śBaywatch,â€ť Netflixâ€™s â€śThe Get Downâ€ť) as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson (â€śThe Conjuringâ€ť films, â€śWatchmenâ€ť) as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (â€śThe Hours,â€ť â€śLionâ€ť) as Atlanna.
The film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
Wanâ€™s team behind the scenes includes such frequent collaborators as Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess (â€śThe Conjuring 2,â€ť â€śForrest Gumpâ€ť), his five-time editor Kirk M. Morri (â€śThe Conjuringâ€ť films, â€śFurious 7,â€ť the â€śInsidiousâ€ť films) and production designer Bill Brzeski (â€śFurious 7â€ť). They are joined by costume designer Kym Barrett (â€śThe Matrixâ€ť trilogy; â€śThe Amazing Spider-Manâ€ť), along with Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Charles Gibson (â€śPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Manâ€™s Chest,â€ť â€śThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2â€ť) and VFX supervisor Kelvin McIlwain (â€śThe Fast and the Furiousâ€ť franchise).
As is fitting for the king of the sea, the shoot will take place mainly in locations spanning the stunning Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia, with extensive filming to be accomplished at Village Roadshow Studios. The production will utilize the facilityâ€™s sprawling backlot and all nine VRS soundstages, including its newest, Stage 9, the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Filming will also take place in Newfoundland, Sicily and Tunisia.
An icon for over 75 years, Aquaman is known by fans of DC Comics as the ruler of Atlantis but committed to protecting the entire globe, both land and sea.
Currently set for a 2018 release, the film is based on characters from DC.