Jason Momoa’s ‘Aquaman,’ Helmed By James Wan, Coming December 2018

The James Wan-directed, Jason Momoa-starring “Aquaman” will be out Dec. 21, 2018, and set after the events of the upcoming “Justice League.”

“Aquaman,” which also stars Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Willem Dafoe, is the first live-action film adaptation of the story of the Atlantean superhero.

Though Momoa was spotted in the role as the King of the Seven Seas in “Batman v Superman” and “Suicide Squad,” “Justice League” will show him in action for the first time, as he joins Bruce Wayne’s team of superhumans to battle against extraterrestrials threatening the planet.

Filming for “Aquaman” began in early May.

Wan, an Australian filmmaker who is of Malaysian Chinese descent, is closely tied to the “Saw” and “Insidious” horror film series, having acted as writer, director or executive producer on their many iterations. He’s also known for directing “The Conjuring” and “Furious 7.”

The cinematic DC universe, which has struggled to keep up with its rival Marvel in box office numbers and among film critics, is finally seeing triumph with its latest pic, Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman,” which debuted Friday to glowing reviews.

Who else can’t wait to see whether “Aquaman” lives up to its hype?