'Aquaman' Won't Be An Origin Story, Is Set After 'Justice League'

While there will be a great deal of attention placed on Justice League later this year, DC Films is finally moving into solo movies for the first time since Man of Steel. The first out of the gate is next week's anticipated Wonder Woman, which won't be a follow-up to her debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but instead an origin story set during WWI. Following that will be next year's Aquaman, and despite all we've learned of it, one thing we weren't sure about was the timeline.

According to producer Charles Roven speaking with CinemaBlend, Aquaman will be a contemporary film set after the events of Justice League...

“Aquaman will make reference [to Justice League]. There will be some reference of something that preceded Aquaman that will be in Aquaman. I believe that is the intention. James [Wan] definitely knows where he’s going with [Aquaman], and that movie takes place in a world where Justice League happened, and Man of Steel happened, and Wonder Woman obviously takes place before Man of Steel — except for the bookends we have. So that’s where we have the most ability to freeform. We could do a movie that takes place after Justice League, we can do a movie that takes place after Batman v Superman… well not really. You can’t do a movie in between Batman v Superman and Justice League, but we can do movies that take place after Justice League and we can do movies that precede Justice League.”

And that makes some sense considering Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and Willem Dafoe will all appear in Justice League before moving on to Aquaman. Some plot threads are sure to be carried over.

Aquaman opens December 21st 2018.