A newly released poster of the upcoming DC solo film, Aquaman, made way for plenty of memes poking fun at its design. It turns out that director James Wan has seens the memes and it turns out that he absolutely loves them.
The latest Aquaman poster, featuring Jason Mamoa’s titular hero underwater, surrounded by an aclectic group of sea creatures, such as sharks, whales and dolphins. The poster was released and quickly became subject of many memes, including some fans who called out the DC poster’s photoshop, as well as comparing the poster to Finding Nemo‘s poster from 15 years ago.
Being the butt of the joke is nothing new for Aquaman, in fact, Wan has no problem with the memes at all. It turns out, he sees them all and he loves it. The goal of Wan’s Aquaman is to remind fans of what has made the character so iconic and prevalent in the world of DC’s comics. While speaking with Wired, this is what Wan had to say about the Aquaman memes:
“I love it.
The irony is when people ask me ‘How hard is it making this movie? Is there a lot of visual effects?’ I generally always say ‘I feel like I’m making an animated movie. I feel like I’m making Finding Nemo.’ I have no problem with people making a relationship between this and Finding Nemo because that’s one of my favorite movies ever.”
Don’t be surprised if you Wan’s name in a flurry of headlines today because today fans will finally be treated to DC’s Hall-H panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. Fans have been eagerly awaiting the panel, especially because fans will finally see the first footage of this December’s Aquaman. DC’s latest solo movie is looking to truly shaking up the franchise by introducing the fantastic world of Atlantas and all of the massive adventure that comes along with it. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Aquaman as more information becomes available.
With such an impressive cast, who do you think is the stand-out casting decision of Wan’s Aquaman? Let us know in the comments below!
The film stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius/Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.
Aquaman is currently slated to hit theaters on December 21, 2018, in the US.
10 Great Potential Directors For DC’s ‘Green Lantern Corps’
Green Lantern Corps has been on the DC Films slate for quite some time, but it’s been a while since we’ve heard anything solid about the project. The film’s original release date was slated for 2020 yet no director, casting announcement or any real progress has been made so far. Warner Bros. and DC failed to lay the groundwork for the film by introducing a Green Lantern as a member of the Justice League (except for a small cameo in a flashback). It is safe to assume Warner Bros. wants to have a good amount of time to distance the general audience from the disastrous 2011 Green Lantern film starring Ryan Reynolds. Yet now approaching seven years one has to wonder when this film will get off the ground? The success of Guardians of the Galaxy has proven no concept is too far out there for the general movie going audience and DC could have its own intergalactic saga to compete with Marvel by making this movie.
Warner Bros. and DC even have an interesting hook to separate Green Lantern Corps from not only Guardians of the Galaxy but also every other major superhero film. The DC project is supposedly a “buddy cop film set in space.” Basically Lethal Weapon meets Star Trek. Or even for a more modern reference, The Nice Guys meets Mass Effect. That’s a great pitch for any movie. Green Lantern Corps needs to be a higher priority for the studio than Lobo, Nightwing or that Joker origin movie.
The first step is finding the right director for the project. David S. Goyer, who has written a draft of the script, was rumored to be in talks to helm the project, but Warner Bros. and DC are paving a new path forward so they may want to try getting a better director. Hundreds of directors make interesting films every year and given the recent success of Black Panther, Wonder Woman and Thor: Ragnarok, it’s clear that some of the best choices come from unconventional places.
These are the ten directors that should be on Warner Bros. and DC’s radar to help bring the Green Lantern Corps to the big screen. Click Next to get started!