James Wan is aparently not only directing Aquaman, but he is the master of throwing shade. This particular shade is the perfect amount. Two days ago BirthMoviesDeath revealed that Wan was feeling some trepidation about directing an Aquaman movie. This came right after Seth Grahame Smith departed The Flash solo flick and it was from apparent tremors cause by Batman v Superman’s failure on a critical and Box Office level. It didn’t take very long for Wan to come out and “say” something about those rumors.
Tonight, Wan posted an image on Twitter that shows him casually standing next an Aquaman drawing on a huge wall. The picture can be interpreted in many ways. He could honestly just be standing next to an image of Aquaman. But, to me it seems that he is sending a message about those rumors. By posting this, Wan is coyly debunking any rumors of his departure.
This rumor should have been taken with a grizzly sized grain of salt. It really seemed weird to read, especially because of his previous comments about Aquaman, made him seem extremely excited about “putting his stamp” on the character. He’s also stated that the movie will be fun, so we can expect it be better than Batman v Superman on that level. In any case, Wan is currently helming the directorial ship and we can be sure to venture into Altantis in 2018.
You can check out the image in the embedded tweet below
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) May 2, 2016
Do you think that this is James Wan debunking the rumor or is he just posting an image? Sound off in the comments section.
The DC Extended Universe will continue and Aquaman is slated to hit theaters July 27th, 2018. James Wan will direct and the film will star Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Amber Heard as Mera.