The future of DC’s “Aquaman” movie has been hanging in the balance since Friday, when it was reported that director James Wan was “feeling a tremendous amount of trepidation” about helming the film.
His possible reasons weren’t listed, but we can think of a few. Being in charge of a big-budget tentpole flick has to be incredibly stressful. However, having directed “The Conjuring” and “Furious 7,” he’s no stranger to hits. So that one seems unlikely.
There’s also the possibility that he’s nervous about DC’s incredibly high expectations. BvS’s nearly million-dollar haul has been called a disappointment more than once. While that’s ridiculous to anyone with a functioning cortex, they nevertheless aren’t willing to settle for anything less than breaking records and besting Marvel. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to do my job with those kind of expectations hanging over my head.
So it comes as a bit of a surprise, but also a relief, to find out today that he’s (most likely) sticking around. He didn’t actually say anything at all, but simply posted this picture of himself hanging out beneath a huge mural of the sea king.
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) May 2, 2016
This looks to us like a hater-silencing post of the first order. It screams “Yes, I’m still here, still committed, and still working. You can believe me or believe the rumors, it doesn’t matter to me either way.”
Are you relieved that Wan is sticking around? Or were you hoping he would be replaced by another director? Let us know in the comments!