Director James Wan and his view on rebooting the DC Extended Universe after the sequel to Aquaman 2
Given the recent changes in the DC Extended Universe, the upcoming Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom film will mark the end of an era. James Wan Director of the film, shares his reflections on the challenges involved and how he sees the future of Aquaman in this new context.
James Wan and his “house under renovation”
Warner Bros. Discovery’s recent decisions have not gone unnoticed. With a series of films that did not achieve the expected success, the studio made a decision Reboot the DC Extended Universe, now under the name DCU. This renewal, called Chapter 1: Gods and Monsters, is overseen by James Gunn and Peter Safran. However, not all changes were well received, especially when it came to the cast. Rumors suggest so Jason Momoa who plays the Atlantean could give up his role to play Wolf.
In this context of constant change, Wan was asked by Screen Rant about his perspective on the situation. Without taking sides, the filmmaker He compared his experience to living in a house that was being renovated.: “I notice everything that happens around me. I use the analogy that I live in a house that is being renovated. It’s hard not to notice the renewal around me.”
But beyond the vicissitudes of the wider universe, Wan highlights the uniqueness of his film. He claims that both the first and this second part were designed to exist Your own universe. This independence allows him not to be influenced by external decisions: “The advantage of not being connected to this larger universe is that what happens there has no real influence on my film.” This bond connects with nothing. “He lives in his own world.”
This perspective has allowed Wan and his team to focus on what they do best, without paying attention to the outside noise. However, it had to face challenges such as: Remove a post-credits scene that focuses on Batman and other references to the DCEU.
Aquaman’s legacy in pop culture
Since his creation in 1941, the King of Atlantis has been a mainstay in the DC Comics universe. Over the years, this underwater hero has undergone various changes, both in comics and in film adaptations. Jason Momoa’s performance in the 2018 film won him an award Resurgence in popularity Many people didn’t expect that. His character left the image of the superhero with blonde hair and an orange suit and became a tougher and more charismatic Atlantean king.
This twist in narrative and character design led to a resounding success at the box office. The adaptation showed an Atlantean king closer to the roots and mythologies of the sea, creating a deep connection with the audience. Without a doubt, his legacy in pop culture is assured, regardless of future cinematic decisions. As they wait for his next film, fans are yearning for justice to be served for the King of the Seven Seas.
Aquaman’s future in the DCU
Despite the rumors and speculation about the character’s future, there is still hope that we will see this King of Atlantis again in the renewed DCU if Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom exceeds expectations. However, it seems unlikely for now.
The truth is that this is the case 20th of December The secret will be revealed when “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” hits theaters. As the film’s tagline suggests, “The tide is turning.”