James Wan Casually Debunks ‘Aquaman’ Rumors

imageJames 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

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.

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  • Guessing here Faraci won’t admit he was wrong. Dude’s a tool.

    • SAMURAI36

      Neither will none of his idiotic supporters, especially the ones on here. Notice how it’s quiet as a church mouse’s fart in this section. Where are all the folks that were defending Farce, singing his praises, and saying he’s a “credible source”?

      Crickets.

      • Math

        Wow. Really? He post one picture of him on his phone in front of an Aquaman wall painting and you take this as confirmation that everything is roses and rainbows at WB? The rumor was that the pressure is rising behind the scenes and Wang was getting cold feet. That doesn’t mean he jumps off the project, it just means he’s not completely comfortable with what’s going on right now. If every filmmaker would abandon a project at first sight of adversity, no movies would ever get made. That doesn’t mean there’s not a lot of conflicts behind the scenes. Like I said earlier, no one involved with the project will ever admit that there’s frictions and that people are unhappy about how things are being managed. It’s part of their job to project an air of confidence in the movie they are putting together. Whose to say WB didn’t ask Wan to tweet this picture to calm down the negative rumors going around and try and save face? There’s no proof either way. Maybe Faraci is making things up or maybe WB are trying to hide the truth. We will never know for sure. We can only speculate based on the information that is shared with us. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle anyways.

        • SAMURAI36

          Wow. Really? He post one picture of him on his phone in front of an Aquaman wall painting and you take this as confirmation that everything is roses and rainbows at WB?

          It’s sad to me, how people are being so deliberately obtuse. For one thing, the pic isn’t all that Wan tweeted out. He also sent out a message right after.
          At what point are you just gonna let it go, & just say ” okay, crisis averted”…?

          The rumor was that the pressure is rising behind the scenes and Wang was getting cold feet. That doesn’t mean he jumps off the project, it just means he’s not completely comfortable with what’s going on right now.

          I know what the rumor is. I read it the same time you did. I’m saying the rumor is unfounded. Wan has no reason to lie, & Farce has been proven to be more wrong than he is right.

          If every filmmaker would abandon a project at first sight of adversity, no movies would ever get made. That doesn’t mean there’s not a lot of conflicts behind the scenes.

          So then, if it’s no different from what any other studio goes thru, then why all the concern? Why the “lack of confidence”?
          It’s because that’s the doom & gloom culture that people like Farce & Weener are getting paid create around DC.

          Like I said earlier, no one involved with the project will ever admit that there’s frictions and that people are unhappy about how things are being managed. It’s part of their job to project an air of confidence in the movie they are putting together.

          That’s actually NOT their job. I believe it was you I was discussing NDA’s with earlier; the agreements mean that you’re not supposed to say anything. Which is what usually what happens when these rumors surface. If DC fielded every single rumor that was hurled at them, they wouldn’t get anything done. IMO, they’ve spent too much time on these BS rumors as it is.
          Their job is to build the brand, by marketing it. That’s what they are doing as we speak. They will be at SDCC, & will likely market it there, with all the directors involved, like they did last year.

          Whose to say WB didn’t ask Wan to tweet this picture to calm down the negative rumors going around and try and save face? There’s no proof either way.

          So, If there’s no proof either way, then why are you so inclined to believe these BS rumors?? It’s like you have this deep desire for these rumors to be true. I think that speaks more about the person believing the rumors, than the people spreading them.

          Maybe Faraci is making things up or maybe WB are trying to hide the truth. We will never know for sure. We can only speculate based on the information that is shared with us. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle anyways.

          Except not once have I seen you demonstrate a middle ground POV here. You’ve been defaulting towards the negative all this time.

          • Math

            What else has he tweeted that says “crisis averted”? Do you mean the “You guys are killing me” part? That could mean a million things, but fine, let’s assume that’s his way of saying everything is running smoothly. I’m not rooting against him. I’m simply worried WB might do something stupid because of the backlash on BvS.

            All studios go thru conflicts. The question is how much conflict and how do they react to that conflict? Marvel has proven they can make it work while DC has not proven it to me yet. I really hope they eventually do, but right now, I am cautiously optimistic.

            Maybe I sound like I’m defaulting to the negative side. That’s because that’s the part that’s worrying me. I wish I could have your faith, but I’ve seen this happen way too often in the past to not be a little worried here. That’s all I’m doing. I’m expressing my worries. I’m not hoping they are true, I’m hoping they are not and expressing my frustration with execs acting like they know how to make a movie better then the people they hire to do it. I’ve worked with enough arrogant people whose interventions ends up being way more destructive then helpful. All I want is good DC movies and the last thing I want is an arrogant executive who pushes everyone aside and start telling them how to do their job. I was very skeptical towards Marvel at first too, but they’ve earned my trust by impressing me movie after movie. DC are currently working on earning my trust. Once that will be done, I will brush off these rumors without a second though.

          • xxjinzaxx

            You seem to hang a lot of your arguments on conjecture. If you want some insight into how a comic book IP is treated by a typical movie studio and crew, there is a documentary by Jon Schnepp that pretty much covers what goes on (Death of Superman Lives). It demystifies many rumors that go on in the planning all to way to pre-production of a CBM. All different kind of cats leech on, hoping to claim a piece of the pie. Some in earnest want to earn that “trust” you so vehemently show you’re willing to give if the price is right.

            People don’t put hundreds of man hours into projects hoping that it all goes up in smoke. There is reason for the madness. Overreaction and crying wolf all of the time leads to eventual stoppage.

          • Math

            I saw the documentary and I work in CGI, so I get regular taste of producers demanding things that are ridiculous. Certain productions run smoother then others. You are right, everyone wants to always put forward their best work, but there comes a point were you delivered your 162nd iteration of your shot and the producer completely changes his mind and you have to flush all the work you have done up to that point and start over and that’s usually when the artists start disconnecting from the result. They don’t care anymore because they have been dragged in every direction and they start demanding the most ridiculous things that can never work and finally they are happy and that weird crappy shot is the one that ends up on the screen and fans start complaining about bad CG and you know your 6th version of the shot was amazing, but the shot has since been canabilized and you are still under contract so you have to deliver what they ask with a smile. My point is a production can quickly spiral out of control when there are too many cooks in the kitchen. No one is going to call out publicly how much of a mess that production was, but you might know a Drew McWeeny or a Devin Farci and let him know how it really went down and then they report it. I lived through too many nightmares to blindly put faith in any studio anymore. I’ve yet to work for Marvel, but I did work on a few productions where it was clearly one vision and all we had was ultimately to please that one guy who has a clear vision of what he wants and those are usually the smoothest productions. What I’ve seen of BvS has all the little clues of too many cooks in the kitchen so I’m cautious right now. I hope I’m wrong though.

          • xxjinzaxx

            …even if your source is from janitorial services. I know how rumors modulate and transition. I work for an “eyes only” industry and when high dollars are involved, any sneeze, a whiff of a fart or a faint glimmer of what appears to be trouble is grandiosely noteworthy.

          • SAMURAI36

            LMAO at “janitorial services”. Best post on the internet today.

          • SAMURAI36

            What else has he tweeted that says “crisis averted”? Do you mean the “You guys are killing me” part? That could mean a million things, but fine, let’s assume that’s his way of saying everything is running smoothly. I’m not rooting against him. I’m simply worried WB might do something stupid because of the backlash on BvS.

            No, there’s not a “million things” that could possibly mean. And I’m pretty sure you know that. There’s not even a few things it could mean. It means precisely what you know it means, and/or would assume it means, if anyone else had said it, regarding any other situation.

            All studios go thru conflicts. The question is how much conflict and how do they react to that conflict? Marvel has proven they can make it work while DC has not proven it to me yet. I really hope they eventually do, but right now, I am cautiously optimistic.

            The problem with this statement, is that DC is only on their 2nd film.

            I thought you said you liked BVS? Am I to assume that you liked MOS as well? If so, then they have proven it to you. You yourself stated that all that matters is the end product (the film). If you’ve liked both films, then all you’re doing, is allowing the negative hype surrounding the films cloud your judgment.

            Maybe I sound like I’m defaulting to the negative side. That’s because that’s the part that’s worrying me. I wish I could have your faith, but I’ve seen this happen way too often in the past to not be a little worried here.

            That’s the problem: I don’t have “faith”. There’s nothing to have “faith” in. Or to even not have “faith” in. I just focus on enjoying the product, as I have done from day one.

            Here’s a suggestion: perhaps you should go dark from the internet for a while, and just wait for the films to come out, since all this side chatter seems to be adversely affecting you.

            That’s all I’m doing. I’m expressing my worries. I’m not hoping they are true, I’m hoping they are not and expressing my frustration with execs acting like they know how to make a movie better then the people they hire to do it. I’ve worked with enough arrogant people whose interventions ends up being way more destructive then helpful. All I want is good DC movies and the last thing I want is an arrogant executive who pushes everyone aside and start telling them how to do their job. I was very skeptical towards Marvel at first too, but they’ve earned my trust by impressing me movie after movie. DC are currently working on earning my trust. Once that will be done, I will brush off these rumors without a second though.

            That’s the thing though; what “execs”? Which ones are involved in the DCEU, that you feel are messing things up? Do you have any names? Because we haven’t heard a single thing about any “execs”. Nothing aside from the rumor-mongers, that is.

            All you’re doing, is projecting. These rumors have crept inside your head like a cancer, and now everytime you think about DC, it’s thru that lens. You’re working yourself up into a tizzy over nothing.

          • JMMagwood

            I see where you’re coming from, battling the nonsensical negativity here, but some of these people just want to be in that place.

            I just caught this article on Yahoo. You might find it interesting.
            It makes clear what I’ve been saying. While “BvS” may have under performed somewhat (especially here), it was still a pretty huge hit by any standards. It’s foolish to believe there’s panic going on at WB.

            https://www.yahoo.com/movies/the-final-box-office-verdict-for-batman-v-145633263.html

          • Math

            Can we all agree that had BvS been well received, it most probably would be the no 1 grossing comic book movie of all time? There should be no bigger attraction then Batman and Superman and throw in a little extra Wonder Woman on top… It should have beaten all other movies. This was my most anticipated movie this year. Finishing no 7 is not bad at all, but it’s not quite living up to its full potential either. While I agree that there shouldn’t be any panic at WB over this, it is also normal that they would wonder why the movie did not reach it’s full potential and would look into what adjustments they could do to reach the next movies full potential moving forward. The question is, how are they going to adjust? Will they make the right adjustments or are they going to make the situation worst? It’s not a matter of panicking nor is it a matter of being nonsensical negative. It’s a matter of wondering if they are making the right adjustments. That’s all we are doing here. We want to make sure that they take the right decisions that will make the other DCEU movies the best they can be.

          • SAMURAI36

            You mean if the biased critics hadn’t shat on it? Of course, since there are so many sheeple that list to people who have no business being listened to (like Weener and Farce).

          • Math

            Yes I loved both BvS and MoS, but they are not perfect movies. Most of the problems I have with BvS are from rushing through the stories. It feels like there were plenty of holes, kind of like when I was a kid collecting comics and you have issues 331, 332, 334, 336, 337 and 340 and you have to use your imagination to guess what happened in issues 333, 335, 338 and 339. That’s how BvS came off for me. What was there was awesome (except a few nitpick) but there seems to be important character moments missing that would have fully fleshed out the movie. Then you realize the first cut was 4 hrs and you can’t help but assume that the studio got scared to have such a long movie and forced them to cut it down to 2.5 hours.

            MoS did not feel like it was cut down as much as BvS was. So it feels like WB went from letting Snyder do what he wanted in MoS (probably because they trusted Nolan to keep him in check), to forcing him to cut down BvS (now that Nolan was not involved anymore, they probably got a little nervous about the long first cut) to now always looking over his shoulder and second guessing his every move because they stopped trusting him. That’s how this situation is coming off as. That doesn’t mean that it’s true, it’s just that the clues point in that direction.

            I’ll say this again and again, I hope I am being worried for nothing. I hope everything will turn out great and wonderful. I’m just a little worried. When there’s smoke, there’s usually fire. It’s easier for me to believe there are issues at WB then it is that all the reports are coming from people who have an agenda to destroy the DCEU. Like I said, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle. There are probably conflicts at WB about the future of the DCEU, but it’s probably nothing to get too worried about while guys like Farci and McWeeny are probably miss reading and exaggerating the reports they are hearing.

          • SAMURAI36

            Yes I loved both BvS and MoS, but they are not perfect movies. Most of the problems I have with BvS are from rushing through the stories. It feels like there were plenty of holes, kind of like when I was a kid collecting comics and you have issues 331, 332, 334, 336, 337 and 340 and you have to use your imagination to guess what happened in issues 333, 335, 338 and 339. That’s how BvS came off for me. What was there was awesome (except a few nitpick) but there seems to be important character moments missing that would have fully fleshed out the movie. Then you realize the first cut was 4 hrs and you can’t help but assume that the studio got scared to have such a long movie and forced them to cut it down to 2.5 hours.

            So, I’m confused…. Either you “loved” the movie(s), or you didn’t. And loving them doesn’t mean that there aren’t flaws.

            Unless you’re trying to imply that there are NO flaws in any of the Marvel films?

            Also, you do realize that most films have longer cuts, right? It’s call “deleted scenes”, or “extras” on any DVD. Not sure why this is such an issue for you.

            Also, the “missing info” bit that you’re referring to for you, was nothing more than using common sense for me. I didn’t need them to walk me thru the film; I’m a pretty smart guy, and I don’t need my hand held while watching the movie.

            MoS did not feel like it was cut down as much as BvS was. So it feels like WB went from letting Snyder do what he wanted in MoS (probably because they trusted Nolan to keep him in check), to forcing him to cut down BvS (now that Nolan was not involved anymore, they probably got a little nervous about the long first cut) to now always looking over his shoulder and second guessing his every move because they stopped trusting him. That’s how this situation is coming off as. That doesn’t mean that it’s true, it’s just that the clues point in that direction.

            Sorry, but this sounds like something you made up. Why wouldn’t it stand to reason, that the “studio” made him cut it down, simply because it was too d&mn long???

            And, the only reason you knew they cut it down, is because they told you they cut it down. If they hadn’t told you, you wouldn’t have had any “clue” about it. And even now, you’re looking for clues where they are none.

            I’ll say this again and again, I hope I am being worried for nothing. I hope everything will turn out great and wonderful. I’m just a little worried. When there’s smoke, there’s usually fire.

            LMAO, what “smoke”? What “fire”? There is none, beyond what you’ve allowed to be in your mind.

            It’s easier for me to believe there are issues at WB then it is that all the reports are coming from people who have an agenda to destroy the DCEU.

            Wow, so all the info I provided you about Marvel’s CEO went right in one ear, and right out the other.

            Got it.

            I know you think you’re being rational, but you are far from it. You’ve bought into the group-think mentality, that certain folks are counting on people like you to fall right into. You’ve played right into their hands, and you are continuing to do it, despite being informed otherwise.

            Good luck with that, dude. It’s clear there isn’t anything more I could possibly say or do to convince you.

            Like I said, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle. There are probably conflicts at WB about the future of the DCEU, but it’s probably nothing to get too worried about while guys like Farci and McWeeny are probably miss reading and exaggerating the reports they are hearing.

            None of what you’re saying sounds like “the truth is in the middle”. You can’t make statements like:

            It’s easier for me to believe there are issues at WB then it is that all the reports are coming from people who have an agenda to destroy the DCEU.

            Nothing about this represents a balanced, unbiased view.

            But hey man, I’m kinda feeling like we’re talking in circles now, so you’re free to think whatever gets you to sleep at night.

            I’m just looking forward to everything DC does, with movies, TV, animation, video games, and comics.

          • Math

            Yes, we are running in circles because you are not listening to me. You are selecting the bits and pieces of my messages that allows you to drop me in a predefined box you created for all Marvel fans. I say “I hope WB aren’t panicking and blocking the creativity of their filmmakers” and all you hear is “DC s¥cks and will f¥ck up everything and Marvel rules and will always do it right”…

            I don’t buy into the rumors, but I am worried they might be partially true based on previous experiences. All I am saying is that I will be skeptical until DC proves me wrong once they release a couple more movies. I’ve never said the rumors reported are 100% accurate. I only communicated my concerns.

            If there is someone buying into rumors it is you by assuming Marvel and Disney have an agenda to make DC fail by propaganding false rumors through guys like Farci and McWeeny based on something you read somewhere about Marvel having done something similar in the past. Whose a blind zombie exactly? Me who simply say I hope it’s false rumors or you who claim Marvel has a hidden agenda against DC with no proof? I’m sorry but you are the one talking crazy here. You say not to believe rumors, yet you throw them out there as much as everyone else. You choose to believe the rumors that align with your POV while all I say is that I hope they aren’t true.

          • SAMURAI36

            Yes, we are running in circles because you are not listening to me. You are selecting the bits and pieces of my messages that allows you to drop me in a predefined box you created for all Marvel fans. I say “I hope WB aren’t panicking and blocking the creativity of their filmmakers” and all you hear is “DC s¥cks and will f¥ck up everything and Marvel rules and will always do it right”…

            1) Dude, it’s hard not to listen, because everything you’ve said, I’ve heard already.Not just from you, but everything you’ve said is the “conventional wisdom”.

            2) I’ve responded to everything you’ve said. I didn’t “select any bits and pieces of your messages”. Nor did I take anything you’ve said out of context. However, you’ve skipped over several things I’ve said, for the sake of re-iterating your point.

            3) I won’t lie: it does sound like that is what you’re saying.

            I don’t buy into the rumors, but I am worried they might be partially true based on previous experiences. All I am saying is that I will be skeptical until DC proves me wrong once they release a couple more movies. I’ve never said the rumors reported are 100% accurate. I only communicated my concerns.

            You actually tried to justify/defend Farce in the beginning. I haven’t heard you recant that, nor have you acknowledged my original question, of whether you can point to a single rumor from these guys, that has turned out to to be even remotely accurate. But just like you’re telling me what you feel, I’m also sharing what I feel, based on the things you’ve said.

            If there is someone buying into rumors it is you by assuming Marvel and Disney have an agenda to make DC fail by propaganding false rumors through guys like Farci and McWeeny based on something you read somewhere about Marvel having done something similar in the past.

            LMAO, really dude? That’s a “rumor”? What website posted that rumor? And here, I thought that was me, deducing a conclusion, based on the facts that I’ve seen happen (which is yet another thing you ignored).

            Whose a blind zombie exactly? Me who simply say I hope it’s false rumors or you who claim Marvel has a hidden agenda against DC with no proof? I’m sorry but you are the one talking crazy here. You say not to believe rumors, yet you throw them out there as much as everyone else. You choose to believe the rumors that align with your POV while all I say is that I hope they aren’t true.

            Okay, so you’re sounding like a victim right now. You’ve spent more time defending this people, while not offering a shred of evidence for what they’ve said. Meanwhile, at least I offer you the history associated with why I’ve come to those conclusions. All you’ve said thus far is that you’ve come to these conclusions, without saying why.

    • Faraci, Umberto, Jeff Snyder, etc…none of these guys hit the mark with their insider scoops 100% of the time, and the article being referenced didn’t say that Wan was definitively off the project, and I do believe that someone at Warners is worried that the director has itchy feet. If Wan is dispelling those reports, great. I think the WB needs him. But I don’t think Faraci (or Umberto, or Rich Johnston or anyone else in this biz) need to apologize every time they get something wrong.

      • You don’t have to be right 100% of the time. Just admit you’re wrong when you are and move on. He never does.

        When John Carpenter wasn’t actually at death’s door, Faraci never took down the original post he reported or changed it. His ego is so massive, it doesn’t allow for the humbleness to come through, and then he acts like a child throwing a temper tantrum when people point this out to him.

        Compare that with El Mayimbe, who owns up says, “I was wrong guys,” and then moves on with more scoopage. Yeah, some fanboys and fangirls only give him crap for the times he’s wrong, but he owns up to it. That’s what a man does. They don’t act like socially inept pre-teens.

        • DarkoCool

          It’s hilarious because I love BMD but agree with you on Faraci. BvS released and he wasn’t content to give it a bad review. He had to crap on it with like 10 other articles about how horrible Snyder is. I found it very off putting.

          • it was warranted though. We all wanted that film to be good, and it sucked. DC (and Zack Snyder) deserve to be dragged through the mud because loud criticism of failure is the only way things improve in a capitalist industry. Unfortunately a lot of these movies, and names like Snyder, are too big to fail.

          • When it comes down to it, Faraci is a bully. He’s a bully. He bullies studio press people. He bullies fanboys and fangirls with whom he disagrees, or with regular people with whom he disagrees on just about any topic. He is, as Wil Wheaton would say: a d–k. The way in which he acts is the classical definition of narcissism: He’s insecure and impotent; raging at the world for not appreciating his particular genius.

            It’s why I blocked him on Twitter without ever once sending him a tweet (that I remember… I could’ve tweeted him, I dunno… I tweet a lot). Got tired of people I know who follow him (and who should know better) polluting my timeline with his inane ramblings and rages.

            It’s all good. He does get a lot of scoops correct. He is well-connected in that regard. It would be nice to see him act in the same classy way as most others in this line of work do, however. But again… narcissist.

          • Unfortunately insecurity and narcissism is just about all I see in comment threads and message boards. I don’t always agree with Faraci (or any other commentator) but he writes with a strong point of view, and his copy is sharp. A lot of the stuff you call bullying, are just strong opinions. Having a strong point of view in your writing is important. Sometimes I read stuff on sites and I have no clue who is writing it. It might be serviceable “news” but not a compelling read. He’s blustery for sure, but if you ever listen to the Canon you know that he respects when people can go toe to toe with him on criticizing film.

          • I remain unmoved in my summation of who he is.

            The way in which he interacts with people has nothing to do with passion and strong opinions, and everything to do with someone who cannot handle disagreement in a mature way.

            Then again, he is far from alone in this, that’s true. However, others don’t also have the platform he does.

          • SAMURAI36

            So in other words, he’s the snot-rag tabloid version of the Comic Book world? Got it.

          • Well his snot factor has got nothing on you, “Samurai.” have fun being the snarky ronin of the message board wasteland.

          • SAMURAI36

            You sound silly. Defending a dude you don’t even know, and criticizing yet another, based on the same premise.

            I hope Farce is paying you well from the payola that he himself is getting paid from.

          • Totally. Rolling in the cash. That whole marvel payoff fanboy conspiracy isn’t totally ridiculous or silly either.

          • SAMURAI36

            Good for you. Buh-bye now.

      • xxjinzaxx

        No one is asking for absolutes, but no one will appreciates someone who demands absolute credibility.

      • Joseph Chaisson

        to desperate fans they do.

      • SAMURAI36

        What makes you “believe” this, outside of the rumors that have been spread around by the very same people you mentioned?

    • Splinter76

      Agreed.

  • henryducard

    Quick on the draw man I was going to post that picture under that other writers article about him being scared haha! People making stuff up left and right and calling it journalism nowadays. I think he is making fun of the articles without getting bogged down in the stupid social media bs.

  • JMMagwood

    Another Faraci rumor deep-sixed.

    • SAMURAI36

      You mean Farce?

      • xxjinzaxx

        Dude. You were right. And thanks for championing the cause.

        • SAMURAI36

          Always, dude. Somebody’s gotta do it. But I know my DC, and I know most of what’s being said is total BS.

          • Robert Mexico

            The funny thing is that a writer here in HH defended the posting of BMD and said that his boss will not have approved of the story if he does not find Devin faraci “credible”. Indirectly he is saying that Devin faraci of BMD is as reputable as El-mayimbe of HH. SMH

  • ArtimusGG

    Glad to see this debunked and in such an excellent way too haha AQUAMAAAAN!

  • Chris Johnson

    What’s really funny is how so many sites were quick to put a negative spin on DC/WB deciding to go with a more experienced director for Flash, which for me makes more sense than the spin…they coupled that with the James Wan rumor as if it weren’t a rumor but a fact.

    Now…not one site save for this one is carrying the picture above. Not even the person who conjured up the story in the first place.

    • Robert Mexico

      Anything that is negative towards DC drives website traffic. If you doubt this, go to all comicbook/superhero website and look at the comment section to see responses. That is why sites tends to rush and post DC stories that are utter lies without any fact checking.

      • Chris Johnson

        Oh, I don’t doubt it. I’ve seen it myself and came to the very same conclusion.

        Anything to make a buck I suppose.

      • xxjinzaxx

        Crap like that is more harmful to the industry.

    • Robert Mexico

      To even butresss this further, box-office performances on any film are done weekly. But since it is DC and in particular BvS, well the performance should be measured differently. One particular website started measuring the performance daily just to have a negative thing to post thereby driving traffic to its site

  • ScottyB608

    I want to create a site where I just make up rumors… anyone with me?…. wait.. lol I like this site but everytime I see Faraci’s name its something negative on a DC project and it is false. I am going to not believe anything anymore.

    • Chris W

      HH is on track to becoming the TMZ of movie news.

      • ScottyB608

        LOL!

  • JNAZ

    Man, you guys (heroic hollywood staff) should know better by now, not to post any of that guy Farci’s rumors.

  • w0undedmagic

    Guys, stop posting BADASS DIGEST* rumors-it’s starting to make YOU look bad.
    Wan should have left that “No need to attack Devin” tweet out though. By just ACKNOWLEDGING the hairball, he has validated his massive ego. Does Wan not realize that this guy spent TWO YEARS trying to sabotage BvS? This is your job Mr. Wan-Faraci is going to spend the next few years trying to see that you lose it. Now, he thinks that he can MAKE UP LIES without consequence-while you back him up in the process. I admire the high road taken, but guys like Faraci need to get roughed up, or they won’t learn anything.

    *aka BMD, a DC fan concentration camp.

  • Joe

    Judging by the commenters here, it seems none of them has learned anything form the McWeeney debacle. In the end, Faraci posted some insider information. The Flash director leaving turned out to be correct. Of course, the fan boys need to rage on so despite this photo not debunking anything, they’ll jump all over it and discredit Faraci. Its odd cause Faraci has been a huge supporter of the DCEU. He disliked BvS so the fan boys have turned on him.

    • Chris Johnson

      If the photo wasn’t meant to debunk anything as you state..then why did he post it after hearing about how he was supposedly leaving Aquaman?

      How much sense does that make?

    • SAMURAI36

      Actually, Farce posted nothing correct, & also, The Wrap (you know, a proper site?) has confirmed, that Smith is still involved with the project, just not directing. His talents have been directed (no pun) towards where they are more suited.
      In the meantime, I challenge you to point to a single DCEU rumor that either Weener or Farce have announced, that wasn’t initiated by another site, & that has been proven to be true.
      I’ll wait…..

      • Chris Johnson

        That may be a long wait.

        • SAMURAI36

          Yep, and I’m STILL waiting.

          It shouldn’t be that hard for all the Farce defense team members here, to come up with a SINGLE DCEU rumor that he’s posted, that has turned out to be true.

  • Origami Rose

    Literally James Wan turning his back on Aquaman

  • As I already figured that the report of Wan’s exit was false and used as click bait for their site. Wan is not leaving Aquaman he is really exited to be doing it.

  • H.I McDunnough

    Farce is a joke. He actually believes he holds some sort of power in the movie industry and that his opinion has an effect on what the studios are doing.

  • DoYouFeelInCharge?

    I always take rumors with a grain of salt, but what I find interesting is how willing people are to accept a rumor as truth when it fits their narrative and to dismiss it when it does not.

    • SAMURAI36

      And pray-tell, what’s the criteria for doing either?

      A more prudent way to think, would be to disregard any/all rumors, until they’ve been confirmed.

      • DoYouFeelInCharge?

        I do the same, hence my “with a grain of salt” comment. I was referring to Marvel fan boys who eat up these “sky is falling” reports about DC and also DC fan boys who act like reports like this couldn’t possibly be true. Both sides believe whatever fits their narrative.

        • SAMURAI36

          Yes, but the key also is to not become emotionally attached to any rumor, one way or another.

          • DoYouFeelInCharge?

            Indeed.

  • SAMURAI36

    The following is why nobody can find a single rumor that’s turned out to be true:

    http://screencrush.com/batman-v-superman-false-rumors/