"Aquaman" Adds David Leslie Johnson as New Writer

"Wrath of the Titans" scribe David Leslie Johnson has boarded James Wan's "Aquaman" film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it's unclear how involved he will be in the project. At the moment, writers Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad are creating separate scripts for the film. As such, Johnson may be overseeing the development with Wan.

In addition to "Wrath of the Titans," Johnson has worked on "Red Riding Hood" and several episodes of "The Walking Dead." He is also part of Wan's upcoming project, "The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Poltergiest."

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"Aquaman" is part of Warner Bros.' burgeoning DC Comics-based film franchise, which started in 2013 with "Man of Steel." The film stars Jason Momoa, set to debut in the role in next year's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." THR says the film will "focus on Aquaman as a reluctant ruler of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis who is caught between land dwellers that are always polluting the globe and his own people who are ready to invade the surface."

Additionally, he will likely star in both "Justice League" films, which are scheduled for 2017 and 2019.

Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" -- the next DC Cinematic Universe installment -- is scheduled to open on March 25, 2016.

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