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James Wan may have gotten his start in the horror genre, but he proved himself to be perfectly capable of crafting a big, silly, and hugely entertaining blockbuster with Furious 7. Directing a film that grosses $1.5 billion worldwide opens many doors and after signing on to direct a sequel to his 2013 gem The Conjuring, Wan decided to enter the superhero movie fray with a big screen take on Aquaman.
With The Conjuring 2 out in theaters this week, Wan has been making the press rounds, which means he’s been answering his fair share of comic book movie-related questions. Since he can’t say anything concrete yet, the most interesting thing to come out of his mouth actually involves something he didn’t do – direct The Flash.
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Posted on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 by Angie Han
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was supposed to get fans pumped about the rest of the DC Extended Universe film slate. Instead, got them worried. Warner Bros. is clearly aware of this, as evidenced by the steps they’ve taken to right the ship. But what about the other directors tasked with fleshing out this world? Are they concerned about the sour reception to Batman v Superman, and what it might mean for the rest of the franchise?
Aquaman director James Wan weighed in on the Batman v Superman backlash, and he seems to be taking it in stride. Though it sounds like he’s learned a thing or two from it — for one thing, he promises Aquaman “won’t be very dark.” Well, kind of.
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Just one week after DC chief content officer Geoff Johns and Warner Bros. executive vice president Jon Berg were announced to oversee the newly created DC Films division, more changes behind the scenes after the fallout of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The Dark Knight trilogy producer Charles Roven stuck with Warner Bros. to help build their DC Comics universe on the big screen, starting with Man of Steel and continuing through Batman v Superman. But now that the film didn’t perform as well as Warner Bros. was hoping, he’s taking a step back and will only executive produce upcoming DC movies. Find out more about the latest Batman v Superman fallout after the jump. Read More »
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UPDATE: James Wan has responded on Twitter to rumors of trouble on Aquaman. See his comments below.
Just yesterday, The Flash lost director Seth Grahame-Smith, creating some uncertainty and instability for the future of the DC Comics film universe. The report cited creative differences between the filmmaker and the studio as the reason for Grahame-Smith’s departure, but it sounds like that might not be the only trouble Warner Bros. Pictures is having behind the scenes.
A new rumor from Birth.Death.Movies says James Wan is “feeling tremendous amounts of trepidation” about directing Aquaman, which he’s been attached to since last summer. Apparently Wan is in the midst of figuring out if he really wants to stay on board the comic book blockbuster featuring Jason Momoa in the lead role. Find out more about the potential of James Wan leaving Aquaman and more DC Comics movie woes after the jump. Read More »