During a recent interview with MTV News, James Wan spoke about his role as the director of the new Aquaman film starring Jason Momoa. Wan is known for directing popular horror movies such as Saw and Insidious Chapter 2. This is pretty exciting news for Aquaman fans because he will finally have that dark and gritty vibe that he’s held in comic books for quite a while.
Wan told MTV News “As we all know, Aquaman is somewhat the butt of the joke in the superhero world. There’s something cool about that. I love the idea of being the underdog, coming in with a take on this underdog character and completely blow people’s expectations away.”
Who doesn’t love a good underdog story? This sounds like a great direction for the King of Atlantis. We saw a quick preview of our aquatic hero in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and we will see him again in Zack Snyder’s Justice League Part 1 before we see Wan work his magic in the stand alone film that is scheduled for release on July 27th, 2018.
Aquaman is my favorite superhero, and I cannot wait to see him brought to life in a way that will do the character justice, and hopefully give him the credit of a total badass like he deserves. So what do you geeks think? Are you glad Aquaman will finally have his chance to be seen as more than just the joke of the Justice League? Let me know in the comments below.