James Wan Explains That AQUAMAN Reshoots Are Nothing to Worry About and He Didn't Add a New Character
We, and many other news outlets, recently reported that James Wan's Aquaman was going through reshoots and that Randall Park was being added to the film as Dr. Shin as part of those reshoots. The director recently took to Twitter to explain why we shouldn't worry about these reshoots and says the new casting isn’t accurate.
I’ve directed 9 features over the course of my career thus far, & only ONE of those (Death Sentence) didn’t have additional photog/reshoot. On SAW, I dumped buckets of blood on @LWhannell’s head. On Conjuring2, I added the Demon Nun. On Furious7, I had Dwayne drive an ambulance.— James Wan (@creepypuppet) April 17, 2018
Oh man, can of worms. Lol. For some reason as I was developing the script, I couldn’t quite fully see the full picture in my head. But knowing I’ll be back for additional photog, I kept developing it. Then finally in editing, once I had the whole story, it became clear as day. https://t.co/c4wLB7hjLt— James Wan (@creepypuppet) April 17, 2018
Reshoots are a normal part of the production of a film, especially one like this. It would also make a lot of sense that a character like Dr. Shin would be planned from the start. After all, with what little knowledge I have of the character, he plays a decently sized role. I do find it interesting though that Park was unable to film his scenes until now when the film is trying to finish post-production work and do reshoots so they can meet the deadline. That being said, Wan does seem like the kind of director who would rather measure twice and cut once, so maybe this was all planned for the best instead of rushing performances. We still don’t have a trailer for the film and Wan seems keen on making sure the movie is up to snuff before releasing one.
Aquaman will hit theaters on December 21, 2018.