Another leaked Sony email via TheDailyBeast might be revealing plans from other studios. This new one from co-president of production Michael De Luca suggests Mud director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter, Shotgun Stories) making WB's Aquaman film, which stars Game of Thrones actor Jason Momoa. Jeff recently shot and wrapped the sci-fi film Midnight Special for the studio. This might explain his hiring for the project, but we'll wait to hear an official announcement. Considering that they've hired Breaking Bad's Michelle MacLaren for Wonder Woman, it wouldn't be shocking to see someone like Jeff handling Aquaman.
Nichols is a writer-director so it's possible he's also tackling the script. Suicide Squad's David Ayer is holding-down double duties as well. The film is scheduled for a release date of July 27th, 2018.