Justice League - Jason Momoa as Aquaman

Let’s face it: you could cut Aquaman out of Justice League entirely and the movie doesn’t change that much. However, the reluctant heir to the throne of Atlantis is getting his own solo movie from director James Wan and the first image from the film is all about showing off Jason Momoa‘s impossible superhero physique. If you’re standing near his personal trainer, give him a pat on the back, please. Thanks.

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Aquaman underwater scenes

Your mileage may vary on whether you enjoyed Jason Momoa‘s cinematic interpretation of Aquaman in Warner Bros.’ Justice League, but even if you dug his portrayal, it’s not controversial to say that his limited time underwater in that film was a bit underwhelming. But don’t let that scare you off from the character’s upcoming solo movie: director James Wan has revealed that his Aquaman underwater scenes are going to be different than the air bubble approach we saw in Zack Snyder’s movie.
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(Welcome to The Unpopular Opinion, a series where a writer goes to the defense of a much-maligned film or TV show, or sets their sights on something seemingly beloved by all. In this edition: Dead Silence is the first true James Wan movie and an unfairly maligned gem.)

It’s impossible to ignore James Wan’s impact on the horror genre over the last decade and change. Saw put both Wan and “torture porn” on the map, Insidious revamped haunted house architectures, The Conjuring scared up record-breaking box office numbers – and that’s to start. Tack on successful sequels (Insidious: Chapter 2 and The Conjuring 2), a respectful entry in the Fast and Furious saga (sending off Paul Walker), and him being handed the reins to a DC property in Aquaman. Wan is, undeniably, a Hollywood juggernaut who went from indie darling to household name by riding a wave of deserved praise for doing the impossible. Igniting franchises. Building cinematic universes. Redefining our nightmares. He is so very…wanderful Pulitzer, please.

Alas, some of his movies have been forgotten along the way. Travel back in time with me, won’t you? Let’s jump back a decade. Back to when James Wan was still trying to emerge from under the shadow of Saw. Back to when he made one of his best movies. Back when no one gave the terrific Dead Silence the time of day.

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James Wan Leaving Aquaman

The Conjuring business is booming. Director James Wan‘s universe of horrors is about to gain one more chapter with this week’s Annabelle: Creation, which our own Ethan Anderton praised as a “suspenseful, scary and superior follow-up to Annabelle.” Two future additions to the Conjuring universe are in the pipeline: a third adventure with the Warrens and The Crooked Man movie.

Below, Wan discusses making the spin-offs different flavor and why he won’t rush The Conjuring 3.

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Malignant Man director

Rebecca Thomas, the filmmaker behind Electrick Children and a season two episode of Stranger Things, is attached to direct an adaptation of  Boom! Studios’s Malignant Man. Director James Wan, co-writer Michael Alan Nelson, and illustrator Piotr Kowalski tell the story of a man who believes he has cancer, but who really has an alien parasite providing him with powers to defeat an army. The Wan-produced project has set up shop at 20th Century Fox.

Below, learn more about the Malignant Man director.

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The next DC Comics movie from Warner Bros. Pictures may be Justice League, but several of the characters from the superhero squad have yet to get their own feature film. Wonder Wonder made her solo debut with box office that’s still rolling in this summer, but the next solo superhero adventure will takes us to see.

Aquaman will give the king of Atlantis his own movie for the first time in the character’s history. Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) already made his debut as the hero in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will get even more screentime in Justice League, but fans are anxious to see how the character fares when he’s on his own. Warner Bros. gave fans a taste of what’s to come next year with a sneak peek at Aquaman, and you can find out more about it below. Read More »

Fast and Furious 9 director

Earlier this week, we wrote about how there’s a chance The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray might not return for the upcoming Fast 9. But this is one of Universal’s biggest moneymakers, so somebody has to take on the tremendous challenge of leading the massive production as the series barrels toward its planned ending. Who could successfully shoulder the weight of a long-running film franchise yet still deliver an entertaining spectacle in a quick and efficient manner? I’ve come up with 10 filmmakers I think are up to the task, so read on for my list of who could be the Fast and Furious 9 director.
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The Conjuring is one of the best horror movies of the 21st century so far and The Conjuring 2 is one of the best horror sequels ever made, so the news that The Conjuring 3 is officially in the works at Warner Bros. is music to my ears. But there’s a catch: James Wan will most likely not return to the director’s seat.

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Aquaman Photo - Amber Heard as Mera

Production is underway down in Australia on the first big screen adaptation of the DC Comics superhero Aquaman. At the helm is The Conjuring and Furious 7 director James Wan, and the filmmaker took to social media yesterday to post a new look at Amber Heard as Mera, Queen of Atlantis and the wife of the hero played by Jason Momoa.

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aquaman villain rumors

Aquaman‘s villain roster is in serious danger of overflowing.

Not only will Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman be facing off against Black Manta, Ocean Master and King Nereus, he will reportedly have to fight off the carnivorous critters known as The Trench. If that name doesn’t sound familiar, that’s because these sea creatures are a fairly new addition to the DC Comics canon — playing a pivotal part in Aquaman‘s New 52 relaunch.

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