James Wan (Furious 7) Will Direct Aquaman

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Aquaman
There’s been a lot of Marvel movie news lately, but now DC is striking back by officially announcing that James Wan will direct Aquaman.

Warner just made the announcement official, and Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures had this to say:

“We’ve been so lucky to have worked with James, first on New Line’s ‘The Conjuring’ and now on their upcoming ‘The Conjuring 2,’ and are thrilled to have him on board as we continue to expand our DC slate. The Aquaman film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James’s span of work has proven him able to take on any manner of project, bringing his incredible creative talent and unique voice to the material.”

The script of the movie is by 300 writer Kurt Johnstad, so that may give a hint as to the epic direction they are taking the King of Atlantis in his big screen outing.

It may not be James Cameron, but Furious 7 was an awesome movie so I think they made a good choice. Aquaman is still due for release in 2018.