‘Aquaman’ Director Says He’s Working Closely With Geoff Johns on the Film

By June 7, 2016
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Director James Wan has been busy over the past few weeks promoting and doing publicity for his latest film, The Conjuring 2, and predictably, he’s also been asked quite a bit about his work and what fans can expect from the highly-anticipated Aquaman standalone film, currently due out in theatres in 2018. Despite all of the online rumors and controversy surrounding the film and the rest of the DCCU right now as well, it seems like Wan has kept a pretty cool head about the project, and his excitement has only seemed to grow.

Going off of his recent comments about the film’s characters and the technology being used as well, Wan recently commented on all of the DC “shakeups” that have been happening over the past few weeks, which have seemed to be in direct response to the fallout from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earlier this year.

While speaking with CinemaBlend, here’s what Wan had to say about the changes being made to the DCCU:

“To be honest, it’s not as dramatic as the press is making it out to be – from what I’m seeing. And right now I’m seeing everything as more an outsider looking into this box. So from that perspective, it’s really cool that it’s not crazy, crazy dramatic.”

How does he feel about Geoff Johns getting a much larger role to play in the future films as well though?

“I think it’s great. Geoff Johns is super talented, super smart. Part of what got me excited about the Aquaman character is his re-envisioning of Aquaman, the character, with The New 52. And that’s super exciting. And I’m working very closely with him, and I want to work with him very closely to shape the story that I want to tell.”

It’s sounding more and more like Johns is being groomed to be the DCCU’s last hope, to make it a cohesive and satisfying onscreen world that also caters to the impressive filmmakers they’ve brought on board up until this point. My only concern from Wan’s comments here, is that I hope the film still manages to have fun with the Aquaman character in addition to taking him seriously, a balance that I think Batman v Superman missed with some of its characters.

Aquaman is currently sit to hit theatres on July 27th, 2018.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable