During our chat with Aquaman director, James Wan, he discussed the differences between shooting the film and others like Furious 7 and which movie he considered to be the most challenging.
During our interview the director, Wan went into the differences between the shooting of his films and the differences in terms of storytelling. According to the Aquaman director, there really isn’t any difference at all:
Uh, no difference in terms of storytelling. I say time and time again it kind of doesn’t matter what genre you make your film in or how big or small the budget of your film is, storytelling is storytelling. It’s all about creating interesting characters, characters that you care about, an interesting storyline and ultimately making a movie that engages with the audience on an emotional level. That works on all levels of storytelling, but obviously from a filmmaking level I had bigger toys to play with this one and bigger resources.
He was later asked which film was the most challenging for him. He gave an unsurprising but still somewhat saddening answer:
Emotionally it would have to be Furious 7.
The director did not get into why this was but the reason is not hard to guess. During a break in filming, Furious 7 star, Paul Walker, tragically died in a car accident. This lead to an emergency meeting between Wan and the producers to figure out just what to do with the film. The end result was the extensive use of body doubles for Walker and the use of CGI recreations of his face with the help of his brother. The end result was arguably the most emotionally charged of the franchise with a fine send-off for Walker’s character. And from the sound of things, it took a bit of a toll on the director as well.
What did you all think of Furious 7? Does it surprise you that it was the most emotionally challenging for the director? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
James Wan’s next film, Aquaman, stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.
‘Gotham’ Cast Photos Feature Bane, Plus Penguin & Riddler In Iconic Costumes
FOX has released a new batch of Gotham cast photos featuring Batman villains The Riddler and Penguin donning their classic costumes, along with a new look at Shane West's Bane.
The final season of FOX’s Batman prequel series subtitled Legend of the Dark Knight will serve as a conclusion to the series with David Mazouz completing his journey towards becoming Batman. In addition to Batman’s introduction, the final season is also set to introduce Shane West as the iconic Batman villain Bane as it continues the No Man’s Land storyline.
Robin Lord Taylor and Cory Michael Smith with also be featured in the iconic Penguin and Riddler costumes which you can get a look at in the gallery below!
The Batman prequel series stars Ben McKenzie as Jim Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Sean Pertwee as Alfred Pennyworth, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, and Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox.
With Gotham on the brink of total anarchy and cut off from the outside world, only Jim Gordon, Bruce Wayne and a handful of heroes remain behind to retake the city. Inspired by the “No Man’s Land” arc from the comics, villains including Penguin, the Riddler, the Sirens and Jeremiah have taken claim on various regions of the city. Will order be restored, or will chaos reign in Gotham?
Gotham season 5 will premiere on January 3, 2019, on Fox. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the final season of Gotham: Legend of the Dark Knight as we learn it.
Source: TV Line