Jason Mamoa's Aquaman looks like he's going to be a standout part of Justice League, which will likely build anticipation for his solo film followup in 2018. After some speculation about how DC Films' will approach the solo character films after Justice League, we can now confirm that the Aquaman solo movie is definitely going to be an origin story - at least in part.
We here at Comicbook.com have confirmed with Warner Bros. that actor Otis Jai Dhanji has been cast in Aquaman as thirteen-year-old Arthur Curry.
The Young Aquaman
Dhanji is certainly a believable pick to play a younger version of actor Jason Mamoa, but more interesting is the fact that we'll get these flashback scenes in the movie.
DC Comics writer (and DC Films head) Geoff Johns helped revamp the Aquaman origin story in the 2000s, telling a story of how a troubled young Arthur Curry struggled to find his place between two worlds. From the look of Mamoa's Aquaman in Justice League, the story of that childhood is going to be even rougher in director James Wan's film.
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Aquaman is expected along in October of 2018.DC and Warner Bros. have a full slate ahead with Wonder Woman on June 2, 2017 and then Justice League on November 17, 2017. The Batman is expected sometime in 2018, with The Flash debuting on March 23, 2018.
Aquaman is set for October 5, 2018.