One of the many complains about Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice so far has been that the movie is really dark and not that fun compared to other superhero movies. In a recent interview with IGN, director James Wan was asked whether or not his Aquaman movie is going to have a similar tone, but his answer might surprise you. Here’s what the director told the site:
“The kind of filmmaker that I am…even my darker horror films generally are still very fun and I think that’s important for me and the kind of films I make. Aquaman is a character that a lot of people have made fun of over the years and I just think it’s fun to actually show a really different, cool, badass side to this character, but at the same time, let’s not forget to have fun with it.”
In fairness, you can’t really expect every superhero movie to have a light tone, so complaining about Batman v Superman being dark isn’t really reasonable. Regardless, expect to see a lot more of Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Justice League next November, plus his very own standalone movie, which hits theaters on July 27, 2018.