James Wan Officially Set to Direct AQUAMAN
A month ago it was reported that The Conjuring and Furious 7 director James Wan was wanted by Warner Bros. to direct Jason Momoa in Aquaman. Well, they got what they wanted: Wan is officially set to direct the movie, and I'm sure he's going to do an awesome job with it!
Wan has proven time and time again that he's a talented filmmaker who knows what he's doing behind the camera. In fact I'd much rather see him direct the Justice League movies instead of Zack Snyder. Snyder is great with visuals, but his storytelling skills aren't really the best. Wan is great at telling stories and developing characters for the big screen. That fact that he's bringing his talents and skills to Aquaman is exciting.
Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, had this to say in a statement:
“We’ve been so lucky to have worked with James, first on New Line’s The Conjuring and now on their upcoming The Conjuring 2, and are thrilled to have him on board as we continue to expand our DC slate. The Aquaman film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James’s span of work has proven him able to take on any manner of project, bringing his incredible creative talent and unique voice to the material.”
Wan will also be supervising the script being written by Kurt Johnstad (300, 300: Rise of an Empire). The film is being produced by Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, and Zack Snyder.
What do you think about Wan directing Aquaman? Here are some details on the character for those of you who need a little Aquaman refresher:
The King of the Seven Seas. Reluctant ruler of Atlantis. A man who holds his own against heroes like Superman and Wonder Woman. He’s so recognizable that when officials speak about the perils of sea pollution, they’ll whip out Aquaman references to sound hip.
Cast out from Atlantis as a baby, Arthur Curry grew up on land, thinking himself a normal human. But when he matured, Atlantis returned, claiming him as their rightful king. Caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt, he’s committed to protecting the entire globe.
Aquaman is the king of all things aqua. He can breathe underwater, swim at tremendous speeds, and telepathically communicate with sea life. Being able to withstand ocean depths, he gets bonus points on land with his superhuman strength, enhanced senses, and nearly impenetrable skin. And although his courage and decisive nature have proven him a true heir to Atlantis’s throne, the continual conflict between land and sea makes him a citizen of both—and at home in neither.