James Wan Confirmed To Direct ‘Aquaman’ & ‘Robotech’


Man of Steel director Zack Snyder may be handling the next chapter of the newly-created DC shared movie universe – as well as two Justice League movies – but he can’t direct all of the comic book movies that Warner Bros. has planned. Fury director David Ayer is currently filming supervillain team-up Suicide Squad, and Patty Jenkins is set to helm Wonder Woman.

Aquaman, which is set for a 2018 release, has already landed Jason Momoa as its lead and a few weeks ago it was reported that Furious 7 director James Wan was circling the director’s chair, as well as eyeing up Sony’s live-action movie Robotech, based on the Japanese cartoon series of the same name. Those who had assumed that he would either pick one or the other, however, should think again.

THR reports that Wan has now closed deals to direct both Aquaman and Robotech, following the outstanding $1.5 billion box office gross of Furious 7, and will also be overseeing the script forAquaman as screenwriter Kurt Johnstad puts it together. It’s little surprise that Wan is so in demand after steering the latest instalment in the Fast & Furious franchise to almost double its predecessor’s performance, and the positive reviews that Furious 7 received should put most Aquaman fans (andRobotech fans, of course) at ease, knowing that these movies are in capable hands.

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