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