Director James Wan is very confident with what he is delivering to audiences with ‘Aquaman,’ but if it fails to impress he is taking all the blame. Most of the early footage has fans really excited to see more of Jason Momoa‘s take on Arthur Curry and it looks as if Wan had nearly unlimited creative control with little oversight from both DC and Warner Bros. (which is the exact opposite of what we’ve heard about most of the DC films up until the release of ‘Suicide Squad’).
Wan shared exactly how much control he had in a recent interview with The New York Times:
“It’s pretty crazy. For as big a movie as “Aquaman” is, I could not have had more freedom. I had all the big tools and the budget to paint on a really big canvas, but with the freedom I had on, let’s say, “Saw” or “Insidious.” So if the movie works, or doesn’t work, I have no one to blame but myself.”
With both the ‘Saw’ and ‘Insidious’ franchises being some of Wan’s best and most well-known work, this bodes well for what we’ll see on the big screen. Also, the only other DC film which has been a runaway success was ‘Wonder Woman,’ and Patty Jenkins has consistently stated that the studio didn’t interfere that much with her work so this will hopefully be a new trend which they adhere to.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
‘Aquaman’ will be swimming into your local theaters on December 21st, 2018!