Zack Snyder's Justice League debuts in theaters this weekend, and people are finally getting a chance to see the film. In fact, last night was the movie's Los Angeles premiere, and some DC big shots were definitely in attendance. One such attendee was none other than Aquaman director James Wan, and it seems that he enjoyed himself with the League's first-ever silver screen adventure. The Conjuring universe creator took to social media and posted:
James Wan is part of the DC family, so the odds of him bashing Justice League seem reasonably low -- although one may have initially assumed that his pretty crappy seat in the theater could've turned him off to the whole evening. That said, he also didn't have to post this tweet, which looks like confirmation that he genuinely did enjoy the film. More specifically, his comments about the film seem to echo what most of the early positive reviews highlighted, which is that (even with some flaws) Justice League primarily gets by due to the compelling chemistry and solid team dynamic of the League itself.
The importance of Justice League for the future of the DCEU cannot be overstated, especially as far as James Wan is concerned. Although Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry technically made his first on-screen appearance in the infamous "email scene" in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League is the first substantial opportunity for him to cut loose in the DCEU. Moreover, the characterization established in this team-up will go a long way toward setting the tone for James Wan's upcoming solo movie. Momoa has already made no secret of the fact that he wants to prove the Aquaman critics wrong and move on from the "talk to fish" jokes that have plagued the character for decades, so Justice League is a vital step towards reaffirming his badass status.
Speaking of James Wan's Aquaman, everything that we know about the film seems to promise a DC superhero movie unlike anything that we have ever seen before. The film will pit Arthur Curry up against Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and reportedly lay the groundwork for his rivalry with Ocean Master (Patrick Wilson), as well as his rocky romance with Queen Mera (Amber Heard). Beyond that, early rumors related to the film have suggested an adventure movie tone in the style of Indiana Jones or Romancing the Stone, which means we can likely look forward to a ton of fun when the film finally premieres.
Justice League will blast its way into theaters this weekend on November 17, so make sure to get your tickets for the latest DC film. From there, the DCEU will continue to expand with James Wan's Aquaman next year on December 21, 2018. With a little over one year left until Aquaman debuts, check out our handy guide to everything that we currently know about the aquatic DC adventure.
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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