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Aquaman Director James Wan Assures Fans The Trailers Aren't Spoiling Too Much

Aquaman in his costume

Movie trailers are a funny thing. While cinephiles and fans are eager for new footage of upcoming blockbusters, they're also a double edged sword. Because if too much is given away in the trailer, it can potentially spoil the film's contents. DC's Aquaman has been accused of this, as the two trailers seemingly gave away the plot of James Wan's superhero flick.

But that might not be true, at least according to the acclaimed horror director. James Wan regularly fields questions on his social media accounts, especially Twitter. When one user tweeted at him (in all caps) about showing too much of Aquaman in the marketing materials, Wan swiftly responded, saying:

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Well, that's a relief. Because while Aquaman's trailers have been sweeping and large in scope, there's apparently plenty up James Wan's aquatic sleeves. So rest easy DC fans, because Arthur Curry's first solo movie is still going to surprise us.

James Wan's newest tweet will no doubt please the DC fans out there, who are hoping that the still blooming shared universe will get another critical hit with Aquaman. Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman is so far the only DC blockbuster met with good reviews, and fans were hoping that James Wan's acclaimed vision and directing style would help bring Aquaman's world to life.

The vision Jame Wan brings to his work can largely be seen by his impact on the horror genre. His movies Insidious and The Conjuring both brought totally unique visuals to the silver screen, terrifying audiences in the process. Furthermore, his creations have spawned massive franchise like the Saw movies and Conjuring shared universe.

Furious 7 was also directed by James Wan, proving that he wasn't a filmmaker bound to one genre. The Fast and the Furious movies are massively expensive, so the director has the experience to back up a DC blockbuster like Aquaman. In fact, he's bringing on frequent collaborators like Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring), while also making liberal changes to how Atlantis was set up in Justice League.

The pressure is on for James Wan to deliver a satisfying new blockbuster with Aquaman. DC needs a win badly, allowing for momentum to build with upcoming releases like Shazam!, Joker, and Birds of Prey. Jason Momoa's Aquaman was a welcomed breathe of fresh air in Justice League, so his future in the DC Universe likely depends on the solo movie's performance. Luckily, pre-sale tickets are selling like hot cakes.

Aquaman will arrive in theaters on December 21, 2018. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.