James Wan Responds to Recent Rumors He’s Leaving ‘Aquaman’

By May 2, 2016

Following the announcement of The Flash losing director Seth Grahame-Smith at the helm, some rumors started surfacing online saying that the entire DC creative lineup may be in store for a shake up moving forward, with Aquaman‘s James Wan preparing to leave his project as well. Which at this point, would have been like pouring salt water into an already gaping open wound for DC and Warner Bros.

It looks like the rumors may not hold much weight to them after all though, as The Conjuring and Furious 7 filmmaker has responded to the recent rumors online with some new tweets, that seem to reinforce his commitment and excitement towards the project in a fairly classy way if we’re being honest.

The first tweet, featured Wan standing against a large Aquaman mural, with no caption, though the message itself was fairly clear:

In addition as well, Wan even went as far as to try and make sure his followers didn’t attack anyone who had reported on the news, or Birth.Movie.Death.’s Devin Faraci, who originated the report as well:

Now, obviously it’s impossible to know whether or not the plans may change moving forward, but it looks like with the elegance of just a few classy tweets, Wan has managed to cement his excitement towards his DC film once again. After growing an increasingly larger fanbase over the past few years as well with films like The Conjuring, Furious 7, Insidious, and more, Wan was always one of the more comforting aspects of the DC standalone film.

Following the disappointing results in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earlier this year as well, there’s a lot of pressure being put upon the shoulders of the solo DCCU films moving forwards and their filmmakers, including David Ayer with Suicide Squad, Patty Jenkins with Wonder Woman, and Wan with Aquaman. After The Flash experienced a minor trip-up this week with Grahame-Smith’s departure, it’s nice to know that for now at least, Aquaman is still in some very safe, blockbuster-experienced hands.

Aquaman is set 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
  • David Johnson

    @creepypuppet will be the reason I go to this movie, I never read #Aquaman Comics growing up!!!!