By Joey Nolfi
May 02, 2016 at 03:51 PM EDT
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Furious 7 director James Wan is still excited about directing the Warner Bros. adaptation of Aquaman, currently slated for a 2018 release.

Following news that director Seth Grahame-Smith exited fellow DC Comics film The Flash in April, a report posted by Birth. Movies. Death. suggested Wan was feeling a “tremendous amount of trepidation about Aquaman.”

Fans rallied against the rumors, prompting Wan to respond on Twitter. The filmmaker posted a photo of himself standing in front of an Aquaman mural, writing: “Just resurfaced from been buried in a foxhole for the last two weeks, wrapping up all things #conjuring2. You guys are killing me.”

Wan previously teased his adaptation of Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa as the title character, to IGN at WonderCon in March. “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,” Wan said, referencing his films like The Conjuring and Lights Out. “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.”

As he noted, the 39-year old is currently putting the finishing touches on horror sequel The Conjuring 2, due for release on June 10.

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