Moments after news broke that Seth Grahame-Smith has left The Flash, rumors are circulating that James Wan (Furious 7) will be giving up his directing duties on Aquaman.
BirthMoviesDeath has reported that Wan is “feeling a tremendous amount of trepidation about Aquaman.” Additionally, they reported that Zack Snyder, whom directed Man of Steel and Batman v Superman, and is currently working on Justice League, is not getting along very well with the studio. “WB execs have found themselves at odds with Snyder over his vision for Justice League and the DC movieverse going forward,” says the site. Which brings the question if the dismal reviews of BvS have a hand in this turmoil.
Wan just expressed his thoughts on making Jason Mamoa’s version of the Justice Leaguer his own. Whether he and Grahame-Smith have cold feet over the apprehensions of DC’s attempt to match Marvel’s success, or if they too are butting heads with the Warner Brothers (and their sister, Dot), it’s a shame to see the DCEU in such turmoil.
Hopefully when Suicide Squad gets here on August 5th, things will start looking up. If Aquaman stays on course, with or without Wan, we can hope to see Mamoa and Amber Heard rule their underwater kingdom on July 27th, 2018.