Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Yesterday, Ben Affleck stepped down from directing The Batman. One day, someone is going to write a book explaining exactly what was going on behind-the-scenes at Warner Bros. that led to this revolving door of filmmakers on all of their projects. We’ll surely know someday. But not today.
So today is a day of speculation. As Matt Reeves and Mat Ross emerge as apparent frontrunners, it’s time to do that thing where we make a list of people who should direct the next Batman movie. Some of these names are totally plausible. Some are wishful thinking. Others are here just because the thought of them directing a big-budget superhero movie makes me giggle uncontrollably. Most of all, this an excuse for us to just goof off and daydream while Warner Bros. figures everything out.
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Production on the first big screen iteration of Aquaman is scheduled to being in just a few months. The film is currently in pre-production, and part of the preparation includes getting the principal cast together with director James Wan for a table read.
In fact, that key part of the filmmaking process just happened this week as James Wan posted a photo with the underwater superhero (Jason Momoa) as well as Mera (Amber Heard) and the villainous Ocean Master (Patrick Wilson). Check out the gang getting together after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 by Angie Han
In the past six years, James Wan and Patrick Wilson have made no fewer than four movies together. So it probably shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that when it came time for Wan to add to the cast of his latest project, he turned to his favorite star. Wilson is jumping into the pool with Wan for Aquaman, joining Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and Willem Dafoe. Learn more, including details on the character Wilson is playing, below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, November 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
A new Mortal Kombat movie has been in development for a few years already without much to show for it, to the point where it was easy to forget a Mortal Kombat movie was in development at all. But in recent months, we started hearing rumblings that the film was getting back on track. And now today, it’s taking a giant leap forward. Commercials director Simon McQuoid has been set to direct the video game adaptation, which is being produced by James Wan for New Line.
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Two weeks ago we got our first look at Mera, the Queen of Atlantis and wife of Aquaman (Jason Momoa). She plays a role in Zack Snyder‘s Justice League, which recently wrapped shooting in London, but the size of her role in that film remains unknown. We do know the character will have a large part to play in James Wan‘s Aquaman. The director, who envisions the film as a “swashbuckling action adventure” and a “high seas adventure story,” says Aquaman and Mera are far from married at the start of Aquaman.
Below, learn more about the Aquaman and Mera relationship.
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It’s been over a year since filmmaker James Wan officially signed on to direct Aquaman, but we still don’t know much about the DC standalone film. Wan is keeping the details very close to the vest but has recently revealed that Jason Momoa‘s upcoming DC film Aquaman will be a quest story in the spirit of an Indiana Jones film. Hit the jump to learn more about the Aquaman Indiana Jones comparison.
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Posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 by Fred Topel
James Wan makes his television debut with MacGyver, CBS’s reboot of the classic ’80s action series. With showrunner Peter Lenkov, and after one false start pilot, Wan directed the pilot that will air this week and set the stage for the series going forward. Lucas Till stars as Angus MacGyver, a scientist who uses his knowledge of real principles in the field on missions from a covert task force.
You may have heard the term “MacGyvering” your way out of a situation. It comes from the original show starring Richard Dean Anderson. Will Forte’s MacGruber sketch on SNL and subsequent movie is a spoof of MacGyver. We spoke with Wan and Lenkov before their panel to the Television Critics Association this summer. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Conjuring 2 has already come and gone from theaters, but James Wan‘s got another directorial effort coming our way this fall. A couple of months ago he was tapped to direct the pilot for a MacGyver reboot at CBS, with Lucas Till as the resourceful lead. Now the show is on track to premiere this fall, and you can get a peek at the new MacGyver trailer below. Read More »
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Right now, Aquaman (Jason Momoa) is in the hands of Zack Snyder. The director established the character in the DC Universe with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but once he’s finished with Justice League, Aquaman goes to James Wan (The Conjuring 2). Wan sees the character as a “reluctant superhero” who’s not too dissimilar from Wolverine.
Below, James Wan discusses Aquaman.
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Just last month, some rumblings about the new Mortal Kombat movie that’s been in development for years came to the surface. Christopher Lambert, who played Raiden in the first video game adaptation, said that he was in talks to reprise his role and there was going to be a time travel element involved this time. However, pretty much all of what he said has been debunked by those close to the project. But now we have a real update on the future of Mortal Kombat on the big screen.
The Conjuring and Furious 7 director James Wan is still on board the project as producer, and he recently talked about the status of a new Mortal Kombat. The good news is it’s “still cooking” according to the filmmaker, but the bad news is that we still have no idea when we’ll end up seeing it come together. Find out what James Wan had to say about the Mortal Kombat reboot after the jump. Read More »