Justice for Down Under: Aquaman to be filmed in Australia in 2017

Following the ever-expanding DC Extended Universe, the feature film debut of Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Stargate: Atlantis) is set to be directed by our own James Wan (The Conjuring, Saw, Furious 7) and will be filmed on the Gold Coast.

AusFilm reports Aquaman will be filmed at the Village Roadshow Studios during the first half of 2017.

The decision for a mega-blockbuster to be filmed in Australia follows the recent productions of Kong: Skull Island, Thor: Ragnarok and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Alien: Covenant and Pacific Rim: Maelstrom.

Aquaman will co-star Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson and Amber Heard, and is set to be released by Warner Bros / Village Roadshow in 2018.

In the meantime, Aquaman will feature in next year’s blockbuster Justice League, to be released in Australia on November 16. 

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