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James Wan Set to Direct DC's 'Aquaman' Movie + Sony's 'Robotech'

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June 3, 2015
Source: THR

James Wan

Well now we know what's in store for James Wan. Warner Bros has officially confirmed that James Wan will be directing the Aquaman movie based on the DC Comics superhero, with Jason Momoa already set to play the aquatic superhero (since he's supposed to potentially appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). Wan just came off of directing Furious 7, which is setting some epic box office records, and has also been confirmed for the Robotech movie (via THR). "The Aquaman film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James's span of work has proven him able to take on any manner of project, bringing his incredible creative talent and unique voice to the material," Warner Bros' Greg Silverman commented on the news.

The announcement also included this rather brief and basic plot synopsis for the Aquaman movie:

An icon for over 70 years, Aquaman is the King of the Seven Seas. This reluctant ruler of Atlantis, caught between a surface world constantly ravaging the sea and Atlanteans looking to lash out in revolt, is committed to protecting the entire globe.

This is almost ironic timing to announce an official Aquaman movie on the same day of the release of the Entourage movie, but both are coming from the same studio, so why not. As for Robotech, Wan has been circling that project for a while, but now Sony has made it official. THR says between the two, "Aquaman is looking like the first sea horse out of the gate as it’s further along in the development process." The press release only states that Aquaman is currently set for a 2018 release. Wan will next direct The Conjuring 2: The Endfield Experiment, then likely moves to Aquaman and Robotech lined up back-to-back after that.

Jason Momoa as Aquaman

Above is the original teaser poster revealed earlier this year showing Jason Momoa as Aquaman for Dawn of Justice. A few months ago we already reported that Warner Bros was pursuing James Wan for the Aquaman job, and this is final confirmation, plus we've heard "rumblings" about these movies since 2010. DC is finally putting their plans in motion and pushing forward towards that 2018 release date. Stay tuned for updates.

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  • DAVIDPD
    Seriously? I just noticed Momoa's TRI-dent, has five points???!!!
    • Rauncor
      its the New 52 trident, been there for quite a while now
  • OfficialJab
    Still wish it was Gundam.
  • ari smulders
    fast and furious was completley insane and ridicoulous,but fun to watch! So wan directing aquaman isn't that bad,because it needs be insane because it's aquaman... Good choice...
    • Jon Odishaw
      James Wan made FF7 that way almost ironically. it was so gratuitous and farfetched but so much fun to watch. he nailed it.
      • ari smulders
        Exactly! It was completely stupid from beginning to end, but it was at the same time adrenaline pumped and emotional very well balanced. He did a hell of a job and it's a miracle he pulled it of!
    • ColtNoir
      this hating on Aquaman has to stop.
  • Chris Groves
    Well, when you direct the most successful movie NOT made by James Cameron....you tend to get some pretty big gigs.
    • Jon Odishaw
      at the end of the day its likely going to go Cameron, Cameron, Whedon, Whedon, Wan.
      • Chris Groves
        That is how it is right now, but with Furious 7 being so close to The Avengers, something tells me that Universal will do whatever it takes to 'push it over' and take the #3 spot.
        • Jon Odishaw
          It is how it is right now but i see it as being age of ultron in the number 3 spot...it was released more recently and should surpass the first one and FF7.
          • Chris Groves
            Age of Ultron is winding down, unless it over-performs in Japan in July, it isn't passing either F7 or the first Avengers.
  • Rock n Rollllll
    With a background mostly consisting of horror, i have to say im skeptical. And FF7 was crap in my opinion. I dont like action movies to be so outlandish, farfetched, and cheesy-silly, but have more of a realistic tone to it Then again, this is about an aquatic superhero so i guess i have to give him the benefit of the doubt. If he can pull this off right, i will be impressed.
  • Brandon Moss
    RoboTech, eh? I'd check that out.

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