– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Director James Wan knows that his next project is about to get a ton of attention. Now that BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE has launched the DC Cinematic Universe, all eyes are on what’s to come. The film introduced the likes of Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Aquaman to the cinematic world, and there’s now an appetite to see what their solo films are going to look like. Wan is the man in charge of AQUAMAN, and even though he’s out promoting his current production (LIGHTS OUT), he’s already fielding questions about his first foray into superhero filmmaking.

While much has been made about the tone of BATMAN V SUPERMAN, Wan is quick to say that his style has never been to take things too seriously. 

“I can’t really say much about it, but I will say this: The kind of filmmaker that I am- even my darker horror films […] are still very fun, and I think that’s important. It’s important for me, and the kinds of films I make. I think Aquaman is a character that […] a lot of people make fun of over the years, and I just think it’s fun to show a really different, cool, bad ass side to this character, but at the same time let’s not forget to have fun with it.”

The director used the word “fun” four times in this one brief answer- and that didn’t include the sentence I excluded because it was a reference to LIGHTS OUT. Think he’s trying to tell us something?

AQUAMAN is set to rule the seas, and hopefully the world, when it comes out July 27, 2018.


Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.