Critics and fans gave ‘Justice League‘ a lukewarm reception at the box office and while that was up from how ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ was received, it was no ‘Wonder Woman’. Since the release, there have been some shakeups in the management of the DCEU but one actor from ‘Aquaman‘ still has full faith in what Warner Brothers and DC Comics are doing with the franchise. Patrick Wilson will be playing the main villain in James Wan’s film as Ocean Master and he feels that the studio is making the right directorial choices.
Of course, he’s working with Wan and not Snyder who many have felt was the key problem with the creation of the DCEU and as we see new directors take the helm we can all hope that it’ll be better for audiences. Clearly, Patty Jenkins has shown us what a solid director can do with one of DC’s most iconic superheroes and it isn’t yelling “Martha” at one’s frenemy.
When talking about working with Wan and the studio in general, Wilson says that:
“As they say, there are a lot of different ways to skin a cat. Or to make a movie and a franchise. I can only speak on behalf of being an actor and having a relationship with the directors. As a fan, I sit back and see the choices that they make for directors and they are very strong, focused, individual directors and that takes confidence. It easy to hire someone that is just a yes man. And they’re certainly not, which is very exciting.”
One could easily take that as a shot at Disney who infamously has let directors go in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise and most notably in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was the departure of Edgar Wright from ‘Ant-Man’. The reasoning behind this has been creative differences.
Will Wan continue what Jenkins has started and help ease the DCEU into a golden age of comic movies akin to what Marvel Studios has been putting out? Do you think Wilson has had a better experience than many having not had to work with Snyder’s direction for the films? Share your thoughts below!
‘Aquaman’ will swim into theaters on December 21st, 2018!