James Wan Excited By "Aquaman's Uniqueness Among Superheroes

DC's film universe is gaining traction. More films are being developed for Warner Bros.' superhero slate and "Flash" has found a director in Rick Famuyiwa. Director James Wan remains at the helm of "Aquaman," which will star Jason Momoa as the king of Atlantis, and he's prepping that film for production. The director spoke about the film to Cinema Blend, commenting on "Aquaman's" uniqueness when compared to the wider world of superhero films.

"There are so many superhero movies now; I don't want to make a superhero movie now for the sake of doing it, but there's something unique to the world of Aquaman," said Wan. "There's a reason why they've never made a movie about this until now, because technology has never allowed us to tackle something this complicated. And so because of that it feels like something different, and that uniqueness is what I'm excited about."

Wan also alluded to the film's villains. While he didn't name any names, he did imply that there may be more than one villain in the film. "I gotta say, one thing I love about the Aquaman world is all the really different, really interesting characters. They are interesting characters, including the villains -- I'm not going to tell you which villains I'm going to play with! [laughs] But they're super cool. They're very larger than life, but they're unique."

These new comments come just over a month after it was rumored that James Wan may be exiting "Aquaman." The director quickly denied those rumors, and these new comments indicate that he's still full steam ahead with the solo Aquaman film.

Directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa, "Aquaman" opens in theaters on July 27, 2018.

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