‘Aquaman’ Director James Wan’s New Film Gets Summer 2020 Release Date

Warner Bros. Pictures has set an official release date for Aquaman director James Wan’s upcoming New Line Cinema horror film Malignant.

Deadline reports that James Wan’s newest directorial effort following his blockbuster DC Extended Universe film Aquaman will hit theaters on August 14, 2020. This weekend sets up Malignant for audiences looking to enjoy one more film as Summer 2020 comes to a close.

James Wan’s Malignant is set to open on the same weekend as Sony Pictures’ Escape Room 2, Universal Pictures’ Nobody starring Bob Odenkirk and Disney’s The One and Only Ivan.

Before venturing into blockbuster filmmaking with Furious 7 and Aquaman, James Wan was recognized as one of the most critically-acclaimed horror movie directors. His filmography includes Saw, Dead Silence, Death Sentence, Insidious, The Conjuring, Insidious: Chapter 2 and The Conjuring 2. Malignant marks James Wan’s first horror film in four years, following The Conjuring 2. 

James Wan is expected to return to Atlantis to direct Aquaman 2 after he finishes work on Malignant. Aquaman crossed the $1 billion mark and became the highest-grossing film based on a DC Comics character.

Are you excited to see James Wan return to his horror roots with Malignant before he works on Aquaman 2? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news and updates regarding James Wan’s upcoming films and the DCEU.

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.

Directed by James Wan, 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.

Aquaman is available on Digital HD, 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.

Source: Deadline

New ‘Titans’ Photos Show Off Aqualad And The Original Team

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Titans Aqualad 01DC Universe has released eight brand new images from the upcoming fourth episode of the second season of Titans entitled, "Aqualad".

"Aqualad" will explore the dynamic among Dick Grayson/Robin (Brenton Thwaites), Donna Troy/Wonder Girl (Conor Leslie), Hank Hall/Hawk (Alan Ritchson), Dawn Granger/Dove (Minka Kelly) and Garth/Aqualad (Drew Van Acker) and how four years prior, their tight-knit family dynamic developed only to have their personal feelings bleed more into their work only to be exacerbated by the arrival of a new villain.

These new images give fans a new look at Drew Van Acker as Aqualad as well as a couple of new looks at the original team united together for action. In particular, we get our best look at how the Aqualad suit translates onscreen in live-action form.

You can check out the rest of the gallery for "Aqualad" by clicking "Next".

Here is the official synopsis for season two:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Nightwing, Anna Diop as Starfire, Teagan Croft as Raven, and Ryan Potter as Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke’s children Jericho and Ravager. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne.

Titans season two is now airing on DC Universe.

Source: DC Universe

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