While Zack Snyder has signed on to handle several of films for DC comics, he can’t handle them all on his own. David Ayer is attached to “Suicide Squad,” Patty Jenkins is working on “Wonder Woman,” and the latest name to be connected to DC’s live action film ventures would be James Wan. Wan has been announced to direct “Aquaman,” which is anticipated to debut in 2018.
According to Zeca Oliveira, Wan has already had success with “Fast & Furious 7” and has commented on his desire to not only direct a film about DC’s King of Atlantis, but also in handling Sony’s cinematic treatment of “Robotech.” While some sources believed that Wan would have to choose between the two projects, recent news indicates that Wan will be tackling both films.
Although it seems that Wan’s name is ascending along a list of directors to consider when producing an action film, Wan’s experiences in film prior to the seventh “Fast and the Furious” film were from the horror and suspense genres. Wan was responsible for “Saw,” “Insidious,” and “The Conjuring;” the last of which will be receiving a sequel later this year. Depending on his investment with “Aquaman,” Wan will not likely begin work on “Robotech” until 2017, at the earliest.