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Aquaman: James Wan is ‘Fired Up’ About Possible Sea Monsters

James Wan / Aquaman

James Wan is enthusiastically taking the helm of the Aquaman film.

Speaking at WonderCon, the director answered press questions about his vision of the underwater superhero and how that will play into the larger DC movie universe.

He told reporters:

I think, like most people, we are familiar with Aquaman. We grew up reading or watching this character on the peripheral. I was never so in depth with Aquaman as, let’s say, I was with X-Men. I grew up loving X-Men, Spider-Man and Batman. Those are obviously the key big ones, but there’s always something kind of cool about Aquaman still, the idea of creating a huge world that is on our planet. That’s the thing about Aquaman that’s cool is he’s not an alien, right? He’s from our planet and he’s from a society that we’re not privy to in the context of the story. Isn’t it crazy to think that we’ve explored space more than we have explored the depths of our ocean? That just fires up my imagination about potential sea monsters and cool creatures, that kind of stuff.

Wan said he sees Aquaman as sort of an underdog since he’s not as popular as other comic book heroes, and that gives him the potential to surprise everyone with something unexpected and cool.

Aquaman is set for its theatrical release on July 27, 2018.SuperFable