‘Aquaman’ Director James Wan Promises Film “Wont Be Very Dark”

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Following the heavy criticism that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was overly dark in nature, Aquaman director James Wan tries to dispel any fears by assuring fans that the film wont follow that.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the director stated:

“It won’t be very dark…It is at the bottom of the ocean, so I’ll use a lot of light!”

While it clearly seems like the director is having a fun play on words, assuring fans that despite the film taking place under the ocean he will use plenty of lights to illuminate the film, it goes without saying that with DC’s recent shift in  creative control, its likely the film will be a lot more fun than its predecessor.

Despite all of the recent reshuffling that has occurred within the DC Film team, James Wan has remained steady on his involvement and commitment to Aquaman, and although the director primarily has a history of making serious horror films, he proved with ‘Furious 7’ that he can also handle a little humor when called for.

With no official synopsis fans are left to speculate what the film will be about, but with rumors stating the film will involve ongoing tensions between Atlantis and the human world, and also a long history of conflict with the Amazonians, many have speculated the film will be help set the stage for many elements needed in Justice League Part Two.

Aquaman staring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard is set to hit theaters on July 27, 2018.

Source: Entertainment Weekly Via Outerplaces.com

Taylor Landine

Taylor Landine

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  • gradybridges

    Nice timi see that the WB may finally see that every character shouldn’t brood like Batman

    • Maximillian Pegasus

      It’s a joke.

  • Chris W

    That is the driest joke I’ve heard today!

    • DoYouFeelInCharge?

      This movie will really make a splash!

      • Axxell

        I sea what you did there…

  • Joseph

    So he makes a JOKE about the film having a lot of light, and news outlets take that as confirmation that the movie will be “light” in tone and mood? Stop making asinine assumptions. It’s possible that the film will still be dark (as it SHOULD be) and he was just poking fun at people who crave light-hearted silly movies, like all the marvel zombies out there.
    “So you don’t want a dark movie you marvel sheep? Fine, ill just use a lot of bright lights! Har har har….sike!”
    ……couldn’t that just as easily be what he meant?
    Sick of all these guesswork theories about the DCEU changing their tone just because of BvS haters. And if it is true that Aquaman will be lighthearted, I hope they remember that mood has NOT worked that well in the past for this character. A darker tone is EXACTLY what Aquaman needs to shake the stereotype of him being a useless corny character that everyone makes fun of. And why is everyone begging for more cheesy corny “light” films? We get enough of those every year from Marvel. Don’t you want something different every now and then? Don’t you want some diversity in your superhero movie lineup?? It boggles my mind how marvel fans don’t get tired of the same one-note films over and over and over, again and again and AGAIN. Wake up people!

    • Drew Douglas

      Joseph is PISSED, y’all.

    • gradybridges

      We really need another brooding DCU character.

    • Kane

      Sigh..just sigh.

    • Marquis de Sade

      …and the irony still continues to zip over you dceu fangurls head as it pertains to y’all’s insatiable sweet tooth for the same dour and woe is me tone as those crapfests mos and bvs.

      • Joseph

        Hmm I’m not sure you’re using the word “irony” correctly in your sentence here (if you would even call that a sentence….looks more like a mess of random words strung together, with a couple of big words added in for show). No need to impress me with SAT words. What are you trying to say? The only irony I see is the fact that Marvel fangirls like yourself talk more about Man of Steel and BvS than they do about actual Marvel movies. Why is that? Because marvel movies are not a talking point. They provide nothing to debate, nothing to ponder. They leave no lasting impression on the viewer. They are not terrible, but they are simply forgettable movies.

    • TomDJ

      Shoo troll, shoo. *swats with a rolled up newspaper*

      • Joseph

        Ummm you can’t really swat a troll with a newspaper. I think you meant fly. “Shoo fly”. Your corny attempt at humor has just failed miserably. Stick to your day job. Do you actually have anything relevant to add to this conversation? Or was that corny pun your only contribution for today?

        • TomDJ

          Shows what you know. How many trolls have you shoo’d away? Now shoo *swat, swat*