Country: United States
Category: Fantasy/Science fiction film
Release Date: December 21,2018
Director: James Wan
Production company: DC Comics, Warner Bros., RatPac-Dune Entertainment, DC Films, The Safran Company
Despite Randall Park just now starting to film on Aquaman, director James Wan assures fans his character has been part of the movie for a long time. DC has had a rocky time at the box office since they kicked off the DCEU, but things behind the scenes have been even more chaotic. The Flash movie is still up in the air, rumors continue to swirl about the star and story of The Batman, and Justice League infamously went through reshoots, CGI, and a director change. And on top of fans wondering when the Aquaman trailer will drop, the movie publicly pushed back its release date twice.
Thankfully, production on Aquaman has seemingly gone much smoother than those on the DCEU tentpoles before it. Wan has built up plenty of goodwill thanks to his horror films and efforts on Furious 7, but the question remains whether his tone can translate to a swashbuckling hero adventure. As such, the announcement that Randall Park has begun filming Aquaman as a seemingly new character raised concerns that the movie’s script has been changed at the last minute.
the director of Aquaman seems to be putting out fires these days. First off, James Wan needed to dispel rumors that Aquaman would be taking on a trio of villains in his first solo film. Then, he needed to assure fans that they wouldn’t be seeing that “air bubbles for dialogue” effect in his film that was used in Justice League. And just a few weeks ago, Wan had to explain why we haven’t seen so much as a teaser for Aquaman. Now, the director is explaining what’s going on with the movie’s pickup shoots. When someone suggested that actor Randall Park would join the cast “as a brand new character” during the reshooting stage, Wan once again took to social media to set the record straight, explaining on Twitter that he “didn’t add a new character now,” and that “Dr Shin was in the script since day one.” “I had cast Randall a year ago … but I didn’t shoot his stuff till now,” Wan added. “Hence, it’s literally ‘pickups’ w him. Cheers.”
In today’s edition of “how the hell did anyone notice that?” we have some possible information about DC’s upcoming Aquaman solo film. An amazingly eagle-eyed observer caught a Superman reference in a photo shared from the set of Aquaman’s reshoots. Aquaman’s director, James Wan, posted a photo of himself with actor Randall Park. It appears that Park’s character is being added to the film in the reshoot process. In the picture, Park is holding a few papers in his left hand. No big deal, right? But then, the internet did what the internet does, and dissected the image pixel by pixel. And what they spotted may have a major impact on the film.
"‘Aquaman’ Director James Wan Explains Why There Still Isn’t a Trailer: ‘It’s Me’ All good things to those who wait. Michael Nordine Mar 25, 2018 3:50 pm @slowbeard Aquaman, jason Momoa Courtesy of DC Entertainment Much to the consternation of fans, “Aquaman” has yet to receive a teaser trailer despite being scheduled for release later this year. This has naturally led to speculation among those same fans, which director James Wan has apparently had enough of. The “Saw” and “The Conjuring” filmmaker took to Twitter to dispel any rumors about the delay, explaining that the problem is simple: “It’s me.”
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