'Mud' Director Jeff Nichols Revealed as Possible 'Aquaman' Director
There's so many tidbits of information hitting the web due to the leaked documents and e-mails from the hack of Sony Pictures that it's hard to keep track of it all. Well, over the weekend, one story finally got some traction after being online for a few days before that. While plenty of details are leaking concerning various projects at Sony Pictures, the hack is also creating some potential secrecy issues for other studios as discussions in the e-mails mentions unknown details about projects outside of Sony. The latest revelation is that Warner Bros. and DC Comics may have a director for Aquaman already, and it's not Zack Snyder.
The Daily Beast has learned from an e-mail sent in October between Amy Pascal and Michael De Luca that Jeff Nichols may already be lined up to direct the DC Comics film bringing the aquatic superhero and Justice League member to the big screen for the first time. Nichols is a rising director with the fantastic indie Mud under his belt, and he also has a sci-fi movie called Midnight Special coming in 2015, so maybe executives have already seen some impressive work from that movie to give them confidence in his tackling of a big screen comic book adventure. It's hard to say if this is a done deal or not, but Aquaman doesn't arrive until the summer of 2018, so we've got plenty of time to learn more. Thoughts?