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Aquaman: Why James Wan Didn’t Pursue A Scary Batman Film

Many consider James Wan to be a contemporary master of the horror genre, and you can’t really blame them. He may have had his hand in big-budget films like Furious 7 and the upcoming Aquaman film for Warner Bros., but his heart is still very clearly in the world of horror. In addition to kicking off the Saw franchise, and he also worked to bring in a whole shared universe of horror films with The Conjuring.

It’s with that in mind that it doesn’t come as a surprise that, at one point, he had an idea for a “scary Batman.” We reported on his interesting in making such a film recently, but it looks like it was a bit closer to at least being set into motion than originally thought. Here’s what he said recently on the Happy Sad Confused podcast:

“It was kind of real for like two seconds. It wasn’t something I was necessarily going to ultimately pursue. I didn’t pursue just because I felt like, you know, there’s been a lot of Batman stories. Which is great, I’m a big fan of the Batman world and the Batman character and I think there are great filmmakers that are going to come in and do great things with this character. I just ultimately decided that it probably wasn’t for me.”

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So it doesn’t sound like it was an incredibly likely prospect, given how quickly Wan dropped it. Clearly, he’s more interested in telling stories about characters that may not have already had their tales told several times over. Though, we can always sit back and imagine what a horror-themed Batman from the Conjuring guy would have ultimately been like.

Would that be enough to get your butt in the seat? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Aquaman hits theaters on December 21, 2019.

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SOURCE: Happy Sad Confused

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