During an appearance at the Television Critics Association press tour, Slash Film caught up with screenwriter Will Beall, who offered an update on two of the projects he’s working on at present in Warner Bros.’ DC superhero movie Aquaman and the Conan the Barbarian sequel The Legend of Conan.
““I can tell you that not all of the action takes place underwater, some of the most fun action in the movie actually takes place on dry land,” said Beall with regards to Aquaman. “I am still working on it with James Wan and Geoff Johns.”
Beall was then asked if filming on Justice League was preventing the script from being completed, replying that: “No, no, they know what’s happening. Everybody knows what’s happening so it’s not that. It’s working out what’s going to make the best movie.”
Beall also revealed that the opening scene of The Legend of Conan will pick up from the final shot of Conan the Barbarian, with Conan sitting on the throne as King.
““It opens there. It opens with this [hand on the chin]. It’s where you have to. It’s the sequel that we were promised and never got. I’m 11 when my father took me to see Conan the Barbarian which you should never take an 11-year-old kid to. It was a life changing thing. It’s an unbelievable movie. It comes back to [director] John Milius, right? There’s nobody better and it’s a real movie. It’s a truthful movie. Chris and I from the very beginning said there’s no reason to do it unless it’s a worthy sequel to Milius’s Conan and I think we’ve got that. I really do. [Chris Morgan] and I are continuing to hone. I think that’s going to be a great movie actually.”
Aquaman is set for release on July 27th, 2018, while there’s been no word yet as to when we might see The Legend of Conan.