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James Wan Discusses Aquaman Tone And How It Compares To His Horror Movies

7 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

James Wan’s solo Aquaman movie and indeed the entire DC Extended Universe in general has been thrust into the spotlight in recent days. Mere hours after we learned that Seth Grahame-Smith had exited The Flash citing “creative differences,” reports indicated that Wan could be next in line to follow Grahame-Smith out the exit door.

Alas, much to the relief of fans and all of Atlantis, James Wan remains in the driver’s seat for Warner’s Aquaman movie, and the horror maestro recently touched base on the film’s tone and where it sits among the director’s body of work.

Per Empire:

“Look at the sensibility of my movies, from Furious 7 to the horror films. You can extract the kind of movie I might make of Aquaman.”

Before steering Universal’s Fast and Furious juggernaut directly into the billion dollar club, the filmmaker was a fixture all across the Saw franchise, »

- Michael Briers

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Batman V Superman: is $860m now a box office flop?

21 hours ago | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Batman V Superman was expected to do Avengers-style numbers. But does the fact that it won't break a billion make it a modern-day flop?

For some people. Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice movie has clearly hit the mark. Sifting through user reviews at the likes of Amazon and the IMDb, there’s a sense of a groundswell of people who got just what they wanted with the movie, and the first big screen face-off between DC’s two biggest heroes. It’s important, I think, to note that, as the narrative otherwise seems to be entirely negative. And that's not the case.

Yet it would also be correct to suggest that many did not warm to Zack Snyder’s movie. And, more to the point, many left Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice with little desire to head online and say nice things about the film. »

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"Aquaman" Darker Than "Dawn of Justice"?

3 May 2016 7:02 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The past few days has seen some chatter about James Wan's involvement in the Dceu "Aquaman" film - a rumor suggesting he was considering dropping out effectively over creative differences and was responded to by Wan himself who seemed to indicate that he was still very much onboard.

In a new interview with Empire Online, Wan spoke about his early plans for where he intends to go with this comic book adaptation. He hinted that things might go darker and more inline with his previous work - crowd-pleasing and yet still twisted: "Look at the sensibility of my movies, from Furious 7 to the horror films. You can extract the kind of movie I might make of Aquaman."

Wan previously said that even his darkest horror films "are still very fun" and that's important for him and the kinds of films he makes. The film is currently targeting a »

- Garth Franklin

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James Wan Talks Aquaman: Will It Be Even Darker Than Batman V Superman?

3 May 2016 4:19 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Aquaman is a character that hasn't always been taken very seriously in comic books and other related media. While a recent comic book run by Geoff Johns helped breathe some new life into the modern iteration of the character, it hasn't stopped the general public from poking fun at the seemingly "silly" hero.  According to Aquaman director James Wan, he plans to change that with his entry into the DC Extended Universe, and it may be darker than Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was. It's no secret that Wan is known for many horror films, including his co-creation of the Saw and Insidious franchises. In a brief interview with Empire, Wan referenced his film resume when describing what kind of film Aquaman would be.  "Look at the sensibility of my movies, from Furious 7 to the horror films. You can extract the kind of movie I might make of Aquaman. »

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Aquaman to Be Darker Than Batman v Superman?

2 May 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the course of the last couple of days, there has been a rumor that director James Wan might drop out of Aquaman over creative differences. The director himself chimed in late yesterday. And while he wouldn't specifically address the idea that he might bail on the DC Comics adventure, he did hint that's he's not going anywhere yet. But if there are creative differences between the filmmaker and Warner Bros., perhaps it revolves around just how dark he plans on going with this comic book adventure.

In a recent interview with Empire, the man who co-created the Saw and Insidious horror franchises hints that his upcoming DC Comics standalone movie has more than just a little DNA spillover from his past works. This includes other entries on his directorial resume such as action blockbuster Furious 7 and the underrated 2007 revenge thriller Death Sentence, starring Kevin Bacon. Asked if Aquaman »

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Will Aquaman Be As Dark As Batman V Superman? James Wan Has This To Say

2 May 2016 4:20 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Back in March, Aquaman finally made his cinematic debut cameoing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and after returning for Justice League: Part One last next year, Jason Momoa will reprise the character in his own movie. Few details have been released about what to expect in Aquaman, but given how dark Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was, some have wondered in the Atlantean hero’s solo movie will strike a similar tone. According to director James Wan, fans shouldn’t see it go as dark as the second Dceu entry. During a chat with Empire, Wan pointed to his previous movies as examples of what kind of movie fans can expect tonally from Aquaman. He said: Look at the sensibility of my movies, from Furious 7 to the horror films. You can extract the kind of movie I might make of Aquaman. Judging from that comment, »

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Aquaman Director James Wan Responds to Exit Rumors

2 May 2016 11:20 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, Warner Bros.' DC Expanded Universe (Dceu) hit a bit of a snag, when director Seth Grahame-Smith pulled out of The Flash movie, citing creative differences with the studio. No specific details were given about these creative differences, but you may recall that the studio previously lost another director, Michelle MacLaren, over unspecified creative differences on Wonder Woman. Over the weekend, another report surfaced which claimed that Warner Bros.' was in danger of losing yet another filmmaker, Aquaman director James Wan, due to unspecified issues the director reportedly had with the studio. As it turns out, though, this latest report is not true.

The director took to his verified Twitter page yesterday, sending out a photo of himself standing next to a large mural of Aquaman, hinting that he isn't leaving the project. He also revealed that he just resurfaced from finishing work on The Conjuring 2, »

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James Wan responds to rumors that he may be leaving Aquaman

2 May 2016 9:28 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Last week it was announced that Seth Grahame-Smith would Not being making his directorial debut with The Flash, citing creative differences. Fair enough, as comic book films are no easy medium to start getting your feet wet in. Shortly after that news, rumors began swirling that DC was about to lose their Aquaman director, James Wan. DC has had a bit of a troubled history with its directors outside of... Read More »

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Rumor: Ben Affleck’s Batman Movie Will Be Stacked With Villains, James Wan Shuts Down ‘Aquaman’ Chatter

2 May 2016 7:03 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Captain America: Civil War” is off to the races, and already looks like it’s going to be another billion dollar baby for Marvel, while over at Warner Bros., rumors continue to swirl about the state of their DC Comics universe. Heading into the weekend, the chatter was that James Wan was thinking of leaving “Aquaman,” while […]

The post Rumor: Ben Affleck’s Batman Movie Will Be Stacked With Villains, James Wan Shuts Down ‘Aquaman’ Chatter appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Wan Shoots Down "Aquaman" Rumors

2 May 2016 6:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

In the wake of Seth Grahame-Smith's departure as director of "The Flash" film on Friday, along with talk that Warners is becoming more hands on in its involvement on Zack Snyder's "Justice League: Part One," rumors sprang up over the weekend that filmmaker James Wan was showing "a tremendous amount of trepidation" in regards to taking the helm of the "Aquaman" solo film for Warner Bros. Pictures.

This naturally went further with speculation quickly following that Wan might depart the project. But the man himself, who has "The Conjuring 2" opening this Summer, took to Twitter to shoot down the rumors.

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James Wan (@creepypuppet) May 2, 2016

Just resurfaced from been buried in a foxhole for the last two weeks, wrapping up all things #conjuring2. You guys are killing me.

James Wan (@creepypuppet) May 2, 2016

Wan also asked people not to harass Birth Movies Death which originated the report. »

- Garth Franklin

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Rumor: James Wan May Not Stick with ‘Aquaman’ [Updated With Response By James Wan]

2 May 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Update: James Wan has responded on Twitter to rumors of trouble on Aquaman. See his comments below. Just yesterday, The Flash lost director Seth Grahame-Smith, creating some uncertainty and instability for the future of the DC Comics film universe. The report cited creative differences between the filmmaker and the studio as the reason for Grahame-Smith’s departure, […]

The post Rumor: James Wan May Not Stick with ‘Aquaman’ [Updated With Response By James Wan] appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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James Wan reacts to rumours about his possible Aquaman departure

2 May 2016 12:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It sure was a long weekend for the DC Extended Universe. Not only have reviews for Captain America: Civil War reinvigorated a lot of the negative feelings that critics felt toward Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, but The Flash film lost its director on Friday, which in turn sparked rumours that Aquaman helmer James Wan was “feeling trepidation” about his own DC Comics adaptation, and could be jumping ship as well.

As it turns out, those rumours, which started with a report from Birth.Movies.Death’s Devin Faraci, appear to be inaccurate. At least, that’s what we can glean from these recent tweets from Wan himself, who is hard at work on finishing up his latest film, The Conjuring 2

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James Wan (@creepypuppet) May 2, 2016

Just resurfaced from been buried in a foxhole for the last two weeks, wrapping up all things #conjuring2. You guys are killing me. »

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Director James Wan Responds To The 'Aquaman' Rumors

1 May 2016 9:53 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Over the last couple of days there has been some pretty interesting news on the Dceu side. On Friday, rumors began to swirl that James Wan was starting to feel a tremendous amount of trepidation over the new Aquaman movie, and that he may be leaving the directing chair. This news came hours after Seth Grahame-Smith vacated the director’s chair for The Flash

With fans left in turmoil all weekend, James Wan felt the need to respond via his Twitter account. Wan is seen posing in front of a Giant image of the King of the Seas.

I think it’s safe to assume that Wan is still very much committed to manning the helms. What do you think? Sound off below.

Aquaman is still set to hit theaters July 27, 2018.

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Looks Like James Wan Has A Response To Those Aquaman Rumors

1 May 2016 8:47 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

A couple of days ago, rumors had surfaced that Aquaman director James Wan was looking for a way out of his duties helming the film. Well, it looks like Wan has heard those rumors, and he's responded with a simple, caption-less photo. His response can be seen below. pic.twitter.com/ffJOZSWvkM. James Wan (@creepypuppet) May 2, 2016 This photo, courtesy of James Wan's Twitter feed, shows the director leaning against a wall with a mural depicting the famous aquatic member of the Justice League. While there's no caption or clever posing in the photo, it does seem to send a message. Of course, this message is implied rather than displayed for all to see, and what we're about to tell you is pure conjecture. That having been said, it looks like James Wan is clearly still on Team Aquaman, only a little short of a year since he first accepted »

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James Wan Silently Responds To Aquaman Departure Rumors

1 May 2016 8:34 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This past Friday, word got out that Seth Grahame-Smith vacated the director’s chair for The Flash. Mere hours later, rumors started swirling that James Wan (Furious 7, The Conjuring 2) would follow suit and depart the Aquaman movie. Word had it that he was feeling “trepidation” about the project, but if you felt the timing of the latter piece of news was too convenient, you may have been onto something.

Not keen to let rumors kill any possible momentum that the King of the Seven Seas’ first big screen outing may have, Wan posted the following photo on Twitter.

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James Wan (@creepypuppet) May 2, 2016

One doesn’t have to possess Batman’s analytical skills to know that that looks like a director who is confident in his project and has no intention of departing. I must admit that I had a bit of a laugh seeing »

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Here's James Wan's Subtle Response To Rumors That He May Be Leaving Aquaman

1 May 2016 7:40 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Following reports that Seth Grahame-Smith had decided to depart the Flash movie over creative differences, Birth.Movies.Death.com reported that Aquaman director James Wan might by the next director to depart a Dceu film.  It looks as if that report finally reached Wan, who moments ago, provided the simple yet very clear response below.   pic.twitter.com/ffJOZSWvkM — James Wan (@creepypuppet) May 2, 2016 Just resurfaced from been buried in a foxhole for the last two weeks, wrapping up all things #conjuring2. You guys are killing me.— James Wan (@creepypuppet) May 2, 2016 It's probably safe to say that Wan isn't going anywhere, anytime soon.  He looks pretty relxed for someone reportedly "feeling a tremendous amount of trepidation about Aquaman." After making a cameo appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jason Momoa's Aquaman will appear in Justice League: Part One before starring in his own solo feature film in »

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The State of the Dceu: Cooler Heads Should Prevail

1 May 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ricky Church on the rumours of trouble behind-the-scenes of the DC Extended Universe…

Ever since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice came out, it seems as if there has been no end to bad news for Warner Bros. and DC comics on film. Fans have been in a constant state of worry over the future DC films and while there is certainly cause to worry, some fans have gone to the extreme by petitioning for Zack Snyder to be fired, Justice League Part One postponed or a myriad of other ‘solutions’. With word that Seth Grahame-Smith has left the director’s chair for The Flash and rumours James Wan may leave Aquaman as well, it seems this is as low as DC has ever been right now. However, is there actually any cause to worry?

Let’s look at The Flash’s situation first. Though Grahame-Smith has written several screenplays, »

- Ricky Church

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Rumor: Ben Affleck’s Batman Movie Will Feature a Ton of Iconic Villains

1 May 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The DC Comics film universe seems to be pretty shaky right now, with The Flash director Seth Grahame-Smith departing and Aquaman director James Wan rumored to potentially leave as well. This all seems to stem from Warner Bros. becoming more hands-on with the DC Comics films after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice didn’t live […]

The post Rumor: Ben Affleck’s Batman Movie Will Feature a Ton of Iconic Villains appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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The Week in Movies – DC Extended Universe in crisis mode, director leaves project, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story character revealed, Oscar winner cast as Lara Croft and more…

1 May 2016 4:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including the reported crisis happening at Warner Brothers over their DC Extended Universe, with one director leaving a movie, Mads Mikkelsen accidentally revealing his Rogue One: A Star Wars Story character, the Tomb Raider reboot has cast its Lara Croft, and much, much more… 

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This is the opening weekend of Captain America: Civil War in the UK, yet the main story is: what in the Extended Universe is going on at DC?

Lightening first struck on Friday afternoon, when director Seth Grahame-Smith departed DC’s The Flash over everyone’s go-to reason for leaving anything: “creative differences”.

Here, ‘creative differences’ are visually represented in a giant fist.

Shortly after, rumours began to circulate that James Wan, »

- Oli Davis

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James Wan’s ‘Aquaman’ Movie May Be In Trouble As Cracks Begin To Show In Warner’s DC Universe

30 April 2016 2:52 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A new report from Birth.Movies.Death says that director James Wan (“Furious 7”) may be leaving the Warner Bros’ DC Comics’ super hero film “Aquaman,” right on the heels of the announcement that Seth Grahame-Smith has left “The Flash” movie over creative differences (news that was tellingly dumped late on a Friday night). Suffice it to say, we’ve been hearing the same, much of it last night when Bmd’s report was first published. Is Wan leaving? Well, there is certainly some larger cracks starting to show in the WB/Dcu facade. We’ve said it for a long time now, even complained and moaned about it, but copies of someone else’s successful template often fail because they are creatively bankrupt. Warner Bros. didn’t fast track their DC Universe and vast super heroes intellectual properties after “Man Of Steel” because it seemed finally time to make “Aquaman” and “Wonder Woman” movies. »

- Rodrigo Perez

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