Well Batman v Superman has released, much to the joy, and disappointment of many fans. Now that the base of the DC universe has been laid, Warner Bros can now shift focus to their larger cinematic universe. The film revealed many new characters that are set to headline the Justice League movie. While some of those reveals may have been less than stellar, we got our first glimpse of the characters that will be apart of our greater hero universe. The character reveals opened the door for new directors to make their mark on the film universe that Warners is building, which is exactly what James Wan plans to do with Aquaman. Wan has already showcased his aptitude for big budget film making after helming the epic Furious 7, and now will look to take on the 7 seas with Jason Mamoa.
Aquaman is not set to hit theaters for almost 2 years, but that didn’t stop Wan from giving his take on the character and giving some insight into his vision for the upcoming film. Wan was at WonderCon this past weekend and talked with IGN about the king of Atlantis, Discussing how much fun this is going to be.
“I think Aquaman is a character that is, you know, 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.
/Film also had some more of Wan’s comments regarding Aquaman
“I think, like most people, we are familiar with Aquaman. We grew up reading or watching this character on the peripheral. I was never so in depth with Aquaman as, let’s say, I was with X-Men. I grew up loving X-Men, Spider-Man and Batman. Those are obviously the key big ones, but there’s always something kind of cool about Aquaman still, the idea of creating a huge world that is on our planet. That’s the thing about Aquaman that’s cool is he’s not an alien, right? He’s from our planet and he’s from a society that we’re not privy to in the context of the story. Isn’t it crazy to think that we’ve explored space more than we have explored the depths of our ocean? That just fires up my imagination about potential sea monsters and cool creatures, that kind of stuff.”
So Wan sees Aquaman as an underdog of sorts. The comments make a lot of sense, the idea that there is an entire world in the depths of the ocean that remain completely unexplored. It’s exciting to hear Wan get so excited over the possibilities surrounding a character like this. Wan also discussed just how much creative control he will have over the stand alone film via CFM.
“Well, I think the story that I would like to tell is still at the end of the day my story. And that’s what’s cool with Zack, is that he’s actually very respectful of that. He’s actually helping me out in some ways with certain things that he’s doing with his [films] so that I can have better groundwork with the standalone Aquaman story.”
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