As he explained to IGN at WonderCon, his horror films, like Lights Out and The Conjuring 2, are dark but fun. “The kind of filmmaker that I am, you know, even my darker horror films generally are still very fun, and I think that’s important,” he said.
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“I think Aquaman is a character that is, you know, a lot of people have made fun of over the years, and I just think it’s fun to actually show a really different, cool, badass side to this character, but at the same time, let’s not forget to have fun with it.”
Watch Wan’s comments on Aquaman below.
Ex-Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa made his debut as Aquaman in Batman v Superman, and he’ll go on to appear in Justice League: Part One (in theaters Nov. 17, 2017) before headlining Wan’s film (out July 27, 2018). The actor advised fans to “just wait” until they see the film before cracking jokes, and based on Momoa’s workout videos, that’s probably good advice.
Born the son of a lighthouse keeper and the Queen of Atlantis, Arthur Curry is “the only one who’s both human and he’s a god,” Momoa said on the CW’s TV special earlier this year. DC’s Geoff Johns further remarked, “He’s a man that’s trapped between two worlds with the responsibility of protecting both of them.”