During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, James Wan, talked a little about what we can expect from his take on the King of Atlantis. Wan stated that:
“It won’t be very dark…it is at the bottom of the ocean, so I’ll use a lot of light!”
Since his attachment to the film, moviegoers have wondered what exactly James Wan’s Aquaman film would look like. In Hollywood, James Wan has made a name for himself with his creepy, horror films such as Saw and The Conjuring films. While it wouldn’t be a surprise for Wan to incorporate horror elements into Aquaman it does seem like he’s trying to keep this film a fun and adventurous film.
Warner Bros. has been in the news lately with their restructuring of the DC Films after the somewhat disappointing performance by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. While the film took in a sizable score, it didn’t perform as well as Warner Bros. had hoped. As a result, DC Entertainment’s CCO Geoff Johns and Jon Berg will now be co-running DC Films and oversee the films. One of the biggest complaints about Batman v Superman was how oppressively dark and bleak the film was. Just judging by the reaction to Batman v Superman, it sounds like Wan’s approach to making Aquaman lighter will benefit them.
DC Films is still sticking with their filmmaker-driven approach, so Aquaman is very much James Wan’s film. With Wan’s work on films like The Conjuring we can expect some breathtaking visuals when it comes to some of the creatures of the deep. So tell us what you think? Are you excited for an Aquaman film with a lighter tone? Do you think James Wan will do a great job? Let us know in the comments!