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RUMOR: Karl Urban Potentially Up for "Aquaman" Role, Director Candidates Named

UPDATE 1/22/15 4:30 PM PT: When reached by CBR News, Warner Bros. declined comment on the latest "Aquaman" rumors.

New rumors have, well, surfaced on Warner Bros.' upcoming "Aquaman" film, with Latino Review sharing an unconfirmed report Thursday listing Jeff Nichols and Noam Murro as possible frontrunners to direct the movie. Additionally, the outlet names "Dredd" and "Star Trek" actor Karl Urban as WB's pick for an "unspecified supporting role" that might be the movie's antagonist.

Nichols was first connected to "Aquaman" last month, admit reports based on leaked information following the illegal hack on Sony. Nichols wrote and directed 2012's critically acclaimed "Mud," starring Matthew McConaughey. Murro has prior experience working on productions closely associated with Zack Snyder (director of "Man of Steel," "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and the planned two-part "Justice League" film), as the director of "300: Rise of an Empire."

CBR has reached out to Warner Bros. for comment on these latest "Aquaman" rumors. The film is slated for release in 2018, with Jason Momoa in the lead role.

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