In a bid to extend its cinematic universe, DC will do anything to emerge on top. From successfully managing to keep the audiences guessing about the details of their upcoming superhero flick to keeping the first looks of their characters secret, they have been doing pretty well. The parent company of DC Entertainment has decided to choose nothing but the best for one of their projects. After revealing their extensive line of movies that they will be releasing till the year 2020, the studio has now started to join the blocks and start structuring their movies.
According to Hollywood Reporter, after giving Zack Snyder the responsibility to helm “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”, the studio has roped in another brilliant director to helm “Aquaman” that will see Jason Momoa in the title role as the King of Atlantis. The director is none other than James Wan who recently directed the mega hit “Furious 7.” The much in demand director has along with this also signed another deal to direct “Robotech” which will be produced by Sony and is an adaptation of the 1980’s anime featuring mechas.
It wasn’t really clear what movies would the director be involved in post the grand success of “Furious 7” that has grossed approximately $1.4 billion worldwide. But that can now be answered since apart from the above-mentioned movies, the director is also committed to directing the second instalment of “The Conjuring” for New Line Cinema which means that the director won’t be able to get to DC movie until next year.
Apart from directing the movie, he will also be overlooking the development of the script written by Kurt Johnstad. The studio is ready to wait for the director until he finishes his other commitments because if we are being honest, it would be good to see the director bring his vision to a story that revolves around the dilemma of a Demigod/King who is forced to take action when he is stuck in a situation between land dwellers and his own people. The “Aquaman” stand alone movie will release in 2018.
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