Filming for Aquaman is well underway in the Land Down Under and now — thanks to reported casting news — we may have a better look at the storyline involved in the movie.
With Otis Jai Dhanji previously being announced as being a part of the production as a 13-year-old Arthur Curry, it has surfaced the movie has cast child actor Kaan Guldur to portray the character at an even younger age.
According to Twitter user @AquamanShrine, Guldur will be playing a version of Arthur Curry that is nine years old. Guldur is currently best known for his work in the short film Red Ink and in an upcoming role in The Lego Ninjago Movie.
Having two separate child actors playing younger versions of Jason Momoa’s titular character hints at a lengthier origin for the King of Atlantis. Of note, each of the DC Extended Universe’s three solo films has shown us a younger version of the main character. In Man of Steel, we saw a younger Clark Kent (Cooper Timberline/Dylan Sprayberry) as he grew up in Smallville while a young Diana Prince (Lilly Aspell/Emily Carey) was seen on Themyscira in Wonder Woman.
Outside of spontaneous casting news, little has been revealed about the production of Aquaman. Production of the film began in May in Gold Coast, Australia as the folks at Warner Brothers and DC prepare for its late 2018 release.
Before he gets his own solo flick, Curry will be seen teaming up with Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Batman (Ben Affleck), The Flash (Ezra Miller), Superman (Henry Cavill), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) in this Fall’s Justice League.
Jason Momoa & Otis Dhanji to be joined by Kaan Guldur playing younger 9 year-old Arthur Curry in AQUAMAN! pic.twitter.com/caQhmg3U1S— The Aquaman Shrine (@AquamanShrine) June 21, 2017
Aquaman currently has a 3.83 out of 5 on ComicBook.com's anticipating rankings, while Justice League currently has a 4.16 out of 5. The official description can be found below. Aquaman stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Ludi Lin, Dolph Lundgren, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Temuera Morrison, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Patrick Cox, Otis Dhanji, and Kaan Guldur.
In Justice League, fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.0comments
Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder, from a screenplay by Chris Terrio, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck (Batman), Henry Cavill(Superman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Jeremy Irons (Alfred Pennyworth), J.K. Simmons (Commissioner Gordon), Amber Heard (Mera), Kiersey Clemons (Iris West) and Jesse Eisenberg (Lex Luthor).
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