Solo Movies for AQUAMAN and THE FLASH Will Continue JUSTICE LEAGUE Story
Jason Momoa and Ezra Miller will make their first appearances as Aquaman and The Flash in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The next time we see the characters after that will be in Zack Snyder's Justice League films. Then they'll each get their own solo films! Aquaman is being directed by James Wan, and The Flash will be directed by Seth Grahame-Smith.
In case you're wondering if these films will be origin stories, the answer is no. Wonder Woman is getting an origin story, and the Batman solo film is rumored to be an origin story, so it wouldn't be hard to think that maybe Aquaman and The Flash would get origin films as well. That isn't the case, though.
During an interview with the Wall Street Journal, producer Charles Roven revealed that The Flash and Aquaman movies would continue the stories from where their characters leave off in Justice League. Roven says:
“While each movie stands alone, they’re all part of one long arc of storytelling."
I like that they will move the story that started with Justice League forward with these characters' solo films, and that there won't be any backtracking. When writing for these characters, Justice League screenwriter Chris Terrio put a lot of work into learning the science and mythology behind them and the other team members. The report says:
"He studied red- and blueshifts in electromagnetic physics to think about the Flash. Investigated deep sea biology in the Mariana trench to create the world of Aquaman, and read the Greek historian Diodorus of Sicily’s account of the war between Amazon and Atlantis to better understand Wonder Woman."
When talking to the writer about working on these comic book movies, he said:
“If you told me the most rigorous dramaturgical and intellectual product of my life would be superhero movies, I would have said you were crazy."
You've gotta remember that Terrio is the screenwriter behind Argo, and it didn't seem like he was on the path to make superhero movies. Warner Bros. has really sucked him in though with Batman v Superman and Justice League. It's awesome to see that he's embraced it and is going to great lengths to makes sure he does these characters justice.
Justice League will open in November 17th, 2017. The Flash hits theaters on March 23rd, 2018, and Aquaman is scheduled to hit theaters July 27th, 2018.