James Wan On Why He Chose To Direct ‘Aquaman’ Over The Flash Movie

Aquaman FlashIt turns out that James Wan had the opportunity to choose between directing Aquaman or The Flash. 

A movie starring Ezra Miller’s Barry Allen, aka The Flash, has been in production for quite some time. A revolving door of directors have entered and exited the film but it turns out that one of those directors was almost Aquaman director James Wan. The filmmaker recently remembered the story during an interview with The New York Times, in which he was given the chance to choose between the two DC heroes.

During the interview, Wan was asked how he won the job to direct Aquaman. The director explained that having been a part of the Warner Bros. team for a number of films, he was able to express his interest in the DC properties and earned a meeting with them. During this meeting, he was presented with two projects that did not yet have a director attached, Aquaman and The Flash. This is what Wan had to say regarding why he chose to pursue Aquaman. 

“I felt the Flash had been done before. It had been on TV twice at that point. The one that had not been done was Aquaman. I realized, wow, his character resides in this crazy, big world, and I could do something very interesting with it. I look up to people like Spielberg, Cameron, Lucas, John Carpenter. I’m a fan of genre filmmaking, naturally. So I thought I could make “Aquaman” a genre film, meaning a horror monster movie. DC basically said, yes, you can make Aquaman versus sea monsters if that’s what you want.”

Aquaman opens in North America this upcoming Friday but it has quite a bit of competition. the film will be going up against Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse‘s second weekend of release, as well as newcomers Bumblebee and Mary Poppins Returns. All four films have been receiving positive buzz so it will be interesting to see who reigns at the box office this holiday season.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Aquaman as soon as more information becomes available. If you attended one of the early screenings of the film, what did you think about it? Let us know your spoiler-free thoughts in the comments below!

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-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 will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.

Source: The New York Times

‘Aquaman’: New Photos Offers Close Look At The Costumes, Weapons, & Creatures

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Aquaman DC Comics Black Manta MeraHeroic Hollywood has unveiled new photos from the Aquaman press junket, offering fans a close look at the costumes, weapons, and creatures in the DC film.

Warner Bros. and DC's Aquaman will arrive in theaters soon and the recent press junket for the film included a gallery of several items featured in the titular hero's cinematic feature. Among the items on display are Arthur Curry's trident, Vulko's costume, an important map, and bits of the underwater creatures.

You can check out the first photo below and click "Next" to continue the gallery!

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Are you excited to see the DC film hit theaters? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-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 will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.

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  • Volcano Dude

    I saw BumbleBee last week on the 8th & I just saw last night, on the 15th, Aquaman. BumbleBee was a huge dissapointment to me. I rated it 5/10. Aquaman on the other hand, was amazing and my second favorite film of the year so far, in which I rated it 9/10. I also saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which was good and I rate that 8/10. I will either see Mary Poppins Returns on Wednesday or Thursday this week.