This page is dedicated to all Rumors regarding the film Aquaman.


  • CONFIRMED! Jason Mamoa will be playing Arthur Curry / Orin.
  • The studio are interested with Karl Urban for a role.[1]
  • Matthew McConaughey is in talks for a role.[2]
  • DEBUNKED! The studio are looking for a non-white actress for Mera.[3]
  • Channing Tatum will have a role.[4]
  • DEBUNKED! Michael K. Williams will play Black Manta.[5][6][7]
  • DEBUNKED! Michael Jai White will portay Black Manta.[8]
  • John Cleese will have a role in the film.[9]
  • Armie Hammer will have a role.[10]
  • CONFIRMED! Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will be playing Black Manta. [11]
  • CONFIRMED! Nicole Kidman is in early talks to play Atlanna. [12]
  • CONFIRMED! Temuera Morrison is in early talks to play Aquaman's father, Thomas Curry.[13]
  • CONFIRMED! Michael Beach will play Black Manta's dad.[14]


  • CONFIRMED! Mera will appear.[15]
  • Wonder Woman could be mentioned or referenced somehow.
  • Aqualad is in it and serves his father for a good chunk of the film. He eventually switches sides and helps Aquaman.[16]


  • CONFIRMED! Ocean Master will be the main antagonist of the movie.[15][17][18][19]
  • CONFIRMED! Black Manta will also appear.[15][3]
  • CONFIRMED! The Trench will appear.[15][17][18]
  • Black Manta will be a Darth Vader-esque character, in that his voice and presence is intimidating and terrifying even when he’s not fighting.[16]


  • Ocean Master will hire Black Manta to kill Aquaman.
  • There’s a cool fight scene planned where Aquaman and Aqualad fight Black Manta’s army before Aquaman goes off to fight Black Manta at the end.[16]
  • The spirit of the film is a "swashbuckling action adventure, sort of high seas adventure story. A quest story in the spirit of Raiders of the Lost Ark and Romancing the Stone."[20]
  • The dynamic between Arthur and Mera start off as a love-hate relationship where they don't quite click and as time goes by and they try to work together they get closer and closer.[21]
  • The film will follow the storyline from Geoff John's New 52 Aquaman run and will also use story points that were never used for the storylines before the comic run was canceled.


  • CONFIRMED! It will be released in 2018.
  • DEBUNKED! Jeff Nichols and Noam Murro will direct the film.[22][1]
  • DEBUNKED! Chad Stahelski and David Leitch will direct the film.[23][24]
  • CONFIRMED! James Wan is the front runner for director for the film.[25]
  • DEBUNKED! James Wan may leave the film.[26][27]


  1. 1.0 1.1 [1]
  2. Matthew McConaughey Open to Marvel or DC Role, Talks Cannes Drama ‘Sea of Trees’
  4. Could Channing Tatum be leaving ‘Gambit’ for a DC Comics movie?
  5. [2]
  6. [3]
  7. Michael K. Williams Wants To Play Black Manta In Aquaman Movie
  8. [4]
  9. The Internet Is Excited At The Possibility Of John Cleese Joining DC Films
  10. Has THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.'s Armie Hammer Joined The DC Films Universe?
  13. 'Star Wars' Actor Temuera Morrison In Talks to Join 'Aquaman' (Exclusive)
  14. AQUAMAN Might Have Added THE 100 Actor Michael Beach To The Cast; Could He Be Playing Black Manta's Father?
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 [5]
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Enormous list of potential DC Extended Universe spoilers leaked online
  17. 17.0 17.1 Are These DC Extended Universe Leaks Real??
  18. 18.0 18.1 RUMOUR: Do These 4Chan Leaks Reveal The Future Of The DCEU?
  19. ‘Aquaman’ Villain Revealed (Exclusive)
  20. Aquaman Director James Wan Teases Indiana Jones Influence
  21. AQUAMAN: Wan Promises An Epic Love Between Arthur And Mera
  22. Exclusive: Sony Emails Reveal Destiny’s Child and Kanye West Movies, and Spidey Cameo in Capt. 3
  23. [6]
  24. Will We See Jason Todd In The DC Cinematic Universe; Chad Staheleski & David Leitch Being Courted For DC Film
  26. Crisis On Finite DC Movieverses
  27. RUMOR: AQUAMAN Director James Wan May Be Next In Line To Depart The DC Films Universe