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Once more, the Power Sword will be drawn this summer as the production on Sony’s Masters of the Universe movie eventually begins.

According to Production Weekly report, the

Masters of the Universe movie will begin shooting in Prague this July.

“Updated the production schedule and location for Sony’s Masters of the Universe, from the directing duo Aaron & Adam Nee,” tweeted Production Weekly. “Principal photography is due to get mid-July underway in Prague.”

Aaron and Adam Nee brothers helmed the movie to replace McG, who left the project back in 2017. They will direct Masters of the Universe from a recent script written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, who have previously worked on films such as Iron Man and Men In Black: International. At the same

time, Sony hired David S. Goyer to rewrite the screenplay. There were rumors Goyer would also direct the film, but he ended up pursuing other projects.

Since taking over Masters of the Universe in 2009, Sony has been working on bringing the film back to the big screen. Over the years, the project has been going through several different versions and even directors. Now with a production date set, it seems that Sony may have committed to a path forward.

Masters of the Universe is based on a Mattel toy line launched in 1982.

In the same year, DC Comics also released a tie-in comic book series. The 1983 Filmation cartoon He-Man & Masters of the Universe created He-Man, with his battle cry “I have the power” that became a household name among children in the era.

Masters of the Universe revolves around Prince Adam of Eternia in a planet which is a blend of traditional fantasy and science fiction. When Adam lifts the Power Sword and invokes the name of Castle Grayskull, he transforms into He-Man – the most powerful warrior in the universe. He-Man then defends Eternia from Skeletor, an evil sorcerer who would claim Grayskull’s secrets for himself to rule Eternia.

Masters of the Universe became a live-action feature movie once before. The actor Dolph Lundgren starred as He-Man in the 1987 film from Cannon Films. Until now, the franchise has gone through several reboots in comics, television, and toys since then, even crossing over with DC Comics superheroes.

After years reporting on this film, Sony finally has been trying to get its production off the ground! Are you excited about it? Who do you think should play the new cinematic He-Man? And who would make a good Skeletor also? Let us know in the comments below!

Masters of the Universe is set for its release on December 18. But it’s safe to assume that Sony will push back the date as the filming has yet to begin.

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Fans Want Kristen Stewart as Catwoman Alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman

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A subset of Kristen Stewart fans are now rallying in the hopes she wins the role of Catwoman, reuniting her with Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson, who was named as Warner Bros.’s “top choice” for the role of a younger Batman.

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart dated amid their on-screen Twilight romance, a relationship that ended first in July 2012 as Stewart engaged in an affair with her Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders. A short-lived reconciliation ended in May 2013.

(Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in Twilight)

The femme fetale, real name Seline Kyle, is a sometimes foe, sometimes lover of the Caped Crusader and has yet to appear in the DC Extended Universe, where Ben Affleck formerly filled the role of Batman.

Warner Bros.-owned DC Films also expressed interest in introducing the character when Suicide Squad writer/director David Ayer was tapped to develop Gotham City Sirens, a spinoff that would have centered around Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, and Catwoman.

Back in 2015, Kristen Stewart told Yahoo Movies that she was interested in joining a blockbuster superhero film franchise.

“I love watching those movies,” said Stewart. “I’d love to show people that I can do more than just be ‘Kristen Stewart’ in a different movie, in a different circumstance.”

The actress also pointed to her role as Snow White in the fantasy actioner as a jumping off point for a superhero role. “I am sure I could get on board with Captain America, you know what I mean? I’d just have to be the right thing.”

Last year, a Twitter scooper claimed that Warner Bros. was seeking a “Kristen Stewart prototype” for the role of Barbara Gordon, as known as Batgirl, in the superheroine’s planned standalone films. Back then, Stewart was also claimed to be in contention for the role.

Until now, Robert Pattinson has not yet officially been named the next Batman, a role he would fill for first-time DCEU director Matt Reeves. Deadline previously noted Thursday X-Men and Tolkien star Nicholas Hoult is still a candidate and reportedly a favorite of Reeves and the studio, topping a shortlist that includes Armie Hammer and Aeron Taylor-Johnson.

However, multiple petitions have already been launched seeking Robert Pattinson’s removal.

Warner Bros. has currently dated The Batman for June 25, 2021.

Scroll down to see what fans are saying over Twitter.

So, what do you think about this duo casting in The Batman?

 

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“The Batman:” Robert Pattinson Featured on Fan Poster with Penguin and Catwoman

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While the world is looking for a new Batman, with Ben Affleck stepping out of the role, director Matt Reeves has been looking for someone who could play the iconic character in his upcoming film The Batman. Here is the poster created by BossLogic envisions Robert Pattinson as Batman alongside Gotham City rogues Catwoman and Penguin.

Check it out below.

And you may also want to see his previous artwork that shines a spotlight as one of the hot take candidates: Robert Pattinson as Batman.

According to the latest report from The Hollywood Reporter, Robert Pattinson is the reported frontrunner for the role of a younger and less experienced Bruce Wayne/Batman, who is expected to face off against Catwoman and Penguin. Though plot details remain under wraps, Penguin and Catwoman are said to be two of six Bat-rogues set to appear in the Matt Reeves-helmed new film.

Penguin rumoredly has been the lead villain in The Batman as far back May of last year. A report of Variety claimed that Penguin was once in contention as the villain in Birds of Prey, the Suicide Squad spinoff that will star Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) and a team of heroines against villain Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).

Warner Bros. previously expressed interest in introducing Catwoman to the DC Extended Universe when Suicide Squad writer/director David Ayer was tapped to develop Gotham City Sirens, another spinoff that would have centered around Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy.

Catwoman was last seen in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, where Anne Hathaway portrayed the character. In spite of the status as one of the most famous and recurring Batman villains, Penguin has not featured in a major motion picture since 1992’s Batman Returns, where he was played by Danny Devito.

(Anne Hathaway as Catwoman)

“You cannot have Batman without a villain,” Matt Reeves told The Hollywood Reporter in January. “There’ll be a rogues gallery.”

Unlike past movies, which only touched on Batman’s moniker as “the world’s greatest detective,” The Batman will present a caped crusader in full sleuth mode.

“It is very much a point-of-view-driven, noir Batman tale,” said Reeves. “It is told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it is going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It is more Batman in his detective mode than we have seen in the films.”

Warner Bros. has currently dated The Batman on June 25, 2021.

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The Batman Reportedly Will Feature Villains the Penguin and Catwoman

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With Twilight star Robert Pattinson on the verge of boarding The Batman, additional details have begun to surface regarding the Matt Reeves production. Recently, in a report from The Hollywood Reporter, Reeves is eyeing iconic Batman villains the Penguin and Catwoman as two of the movie’s antagonists opposite Pattinson’s Caped Crusader. Meanwhile, Batman’s extensive rogues gallery will be on full display in the film, with Catwoman and Penguin being just two of the reported six villains that will end up appearing in the latest reboot.

It would not be the first time in live-action for either of the iconic Batman baddies, who have both appeared a handful of times. Burgess Meredith originally played Penguin in the original Batman TV series before showing up in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns played be Danny Devito is a now-iconic role. On the other hand, Catwoman has been played by Michelle Pfeiffer, Eartha Kitt, Anne Hathaway, and Julie Newmar, to name a few. Conveniently enough, both of these characters appeared on Fox’s Gotham, which just wrapped up its final season last month. There, Robin Lord Taylor and Camren Bicondova played the characters, respectively.

(Anne Hathaway as Catwoman)

Director Matt Reeves himself previously described the film as a noir tale, claiming it would focus more on the detective side of this fan-favorite character rather than the gadgetry and explosive action we have seen in prior movies.

“It is very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale,” Matt Reeves told THR. “It is told very squarely on his shoulders. And I hope it is going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It is more Batman in his detective mode than we have seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He was supposed to be the world’s greatest detective. And that is not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I would love this to be one where when we go on the journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime. It is going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”

Currently, The Batman is scheduled for release on June 25, 2021.

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Fans Are Freaking Out Over Jason Momoa Shaving Off His Iconic Beard

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Jason Momoa is beloved by fans for a variety of reasons, including his take on Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones and bringing Arthur Curry to life in Aquaman, just for being a delightful human being. There are also a lot of fans admiring his trademark beard, but now they had to say goodbye to that look after Jason Momoa made a big life change. He decided to shave off the beard that he has had for seven years.

The thing is, Jason Momoa did it for a good cause. The actor did it in order to raise awareness about aluminum, and how cans are better for the planet than plastic. So most of the internet is doing okay with it even though some are still trying to deal with the loss, and taking to social media to share their reactions and responses.

“Goodbye DROGO, AQUAMAN, DECLAN, BABA! I am shaving this beast off. It is time to make a change. It’s a change for the better for my kids, your kids, and the world. Let’s make a positive change for the health of our planet. And let’s clean up the oceans and land. Join me on this journey. Let’s make a switch to INFINITELY RECYCLABLE aluminum. Water in cans, NOT plastic,” Momoa writes on his YouTube channel.

Watch the full video below.

In the video, Jason Momoa is seen shaving off his beard while explaining the benefits of using aluminum cans.

“I think 2012 is the last time that I shaved,” he begins. “Good-bye-bye, Drogo! Goodbye-bye, Arthur Curry!”

“Most importantly, I just wanna do this to bring awareness,” Momoa explains. “The plastics are killing our planet. And I think I have a solution. I do not wanna bitch about it. There is only one thing that can really help our planet and save the planet. As long as we recycle.”

“About 75% of all aluminum that has ever been used is still in circulation today. And it is 100%t recyclable. So you drink the can, in about 60 days, it will be back. 100% infinitely recyclable,” he adds.

The actor continues to explain that he hates to see plastic water bottles, and it is his mission to bring more people into the world of aluminum.

“I am on a quest. My journey,” he says. “I got something new that I wanna show you. Still alkaline sparkling spring water,” Momoa says before taking a sip. “Still water, but I feel good about it. So I am gonna recycle this and know that we also can recycle it. It can be a can in 60 days. The rest of its life.”

“Please, please. There is a change coming. It is aluminum. Gotta get rid of these plastic water bottles. Aquaman is trying to do the best as he can. My kids, for your kids, and for the world,” he concludes.

Thank you for doing your part, Jason!

And now you can check out some of the reactions over the internet below!

01. BECAUSE YOU CAN’T RECYCLE

02. IN LOVING MEMORY

03. RESPECT OUR PRIVACY

04. GOODBYE DROGO

05. LEGENDARY

06. A DIFFERENT BREED

07. TOTALLY SUPPORT

08. OVER AT BUZZFEED

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The Teaser Trailer of “Joker” May Have Revealed First Look at Young Batman

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Joaquin Phoenix has made quite an impression in the first trailer for Joker film, which was directed by Todd Phillips. And there was plenty of other details to pick up on as well. The teaser trailer gave us several first looks at Joker’s world of characters, including Sophie Dumond (Zazie Beetz), Murray Franklin (Robert De Niro), Thomas Wayne (Brett Cullen) and Penny Fleck (Frances Conroy). In fact, that may not have been the only Wayne snuck into this trailer. And yes, it’s exactly the Wayne you are thinking of.

As we can see later in the trailer, a young boy is standing face to face with Arthur Fleck. The boy is seen on the house side of a large gate, giving the impression that there is a large distance between the gate and the building behind. That would also make sense if this were Wayne Manor, and the boy is well dressed as well.

Fleck then puts his hands through the bars, using his thumbs to make the boy smile. Especially since this takes place after the video we saw of Thomas Wayne criticizing the masked man who committed a crime, we are betting this is a part of Fleck’s reconnaissance of Thomas Wayne’s house and a creepy way when getting close to him without committing a crime actually.

All that evidence points to this being the young Bruce Wayne, and you can see the sequence in question in that image.

Now, this movie doesn’t take place within the continuity of other DC films. But this is more of a standalone take on the Joker, so unless there is a sequel to this particular movie, you will not see a bunch of ties to other DCEU films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Man of Steel, Justice League, or Wonder Woman. Still, it appears that they’re going to provide plenty of cool nods to the source material. And we are all for that.

 

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Joker stars Joaquin Phoenix (Arthur Fleck/Joker), Zazie Beetz (Sophie Dumond), Brett Cullen (Thomas Wayne), Robert De Niro (Murray Franklin), Frances Conroy (Penny Fleck), Douglas Hodge (Alfred Pennyworth), Marc Maron (Ted Marco), Josh Pais (Hoyt Vaughn), Bryan Callen, Bryan Tyree Henry, Shea Whigham, and Glen Fleshler.

Here is the official description of Joker.

“Drama. Joker centers around the iconic arch-nemesis; it is an original, standalone story that is not seen on the big screen before. The exploration of Arthur Fleck (star Joaquin Phoenix), a man who is disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study but also a broader cautionary tale.”

Joker is slated to hit theaters on October 4th.

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Netflix Releases Teaser For The New “Lucifer” Season

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Now leave it to Lucifer star Tom Ellis to make an ass of himself in a brand new trailer for the series’ upcoming season streaming on Netflix. Oh wait, no, that is not it. Rather, he has made a bit of a stir about his hindquarters, that he and the showrunners have teased are going to get a bit of camera time; and that the show has transitioned from network TV to the streaming service.

Recently, in a teaser video for the upcoming season, rather than spoiling any plot points, Tom Ellis is joined by Lauren German (starring Chloe Decker) and Inbar Lavi, who has been cast as Eve, thanking fans for the support, being directly responsible for saving the cult-favorite series based on this DC/Vertigo comic book character.

In this teaser, Lavi repeatedly “almost” lapses into spoiler territory while Lauren German takes her law enforcement role seriously on the series to play spoiler police. The whole time, Tom Ellis lounges around in a Netflix-branded bathroom and drinks from a Netflix-branded coffee cup, then making quips and looking, and as he does, devastatingly handsome. Besides thanking fans who helped keep the show alive, the teaser also plays to these fans, who by and large love not only the chemistry on-camera between the co-stars but also the playful and devilish attitudes they take off the screen while discussing the show. You can check out the teaser below.

“Netflix wanted to have Lucifer because they really love the show that we already had,” series star Tom Ellis told a crowd at last year’s ACE Comic-Con. “So we have been careful. We do not want to change our show too much because that is the show people really liked. But there were certain restrictions that we have when we were on network television that meant maybe we could not do as much as we wanted. So things like my bum now, which I was never allowed to show before. And a lot of people also want to see it. There really may be some bum shots this season. There’ll be multiple bum shots; after a scene, certainly, we shot the other day. I even want to stress. I think one of the reasons why people like our show is because it does not go all the way there. It is about the suggestion. It is about getting away with it, being cheeky and not vulgar. And we are still careful that we are not going to go into vulgarity. Everything is justified.”

The fourth season of Lucifer has yet no official release date, though fans have always assumed that it was likely the series would land in the second half of this year, with ten new episodes. So, are you excited for more Lucifer? Let us know in the comments!

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“The Suicide Squad” Removes Will Smith’s Deadshot and Moves Idris Elba to New Role

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The Suicide Squad won’t be replacing Will Smith’s Deadshot with Idris Elba as previously reported, though Elba will remain a part of the movie cast. The film was initially planning to have Elba take over the role for a new story but now has instead moved him to another character which hasn’t been revealed yet.

“Though it was previously reported that Idris Elba would be replacing Will Smith as Deadshot in the new pic, now sources tell Variety all parties including director James Gunn have decided to move on from the Deadshot character, with Idris Elba playing a new character in The Suicide Squad,” reports Variety. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. has not commented on this decision.

The Suicide Squad continues to be quite a mystery on many fronts.

James Gunn is attached to direct the film with certain cast members from the original Suicide Squad set to appear. Viola Davis will be back as Amanda Waller, while Joel Kinnaman and Jai Courtney will reprise their roles as Rick Flag and Captain Boomerang, respectively.

“It is called The Suicide Squad,’ Shazam! producer Peter Safran told recently. “It is not Suicide Squad 2. It isn’t a sequel. I’ll leave that alone but, yes, it is called The Suicide Squad.

As for Idris Elba’s shifting in roles, it doesn’t mean that Will Smith will return to the franchise as Deadshot. The character is actually not expected to return in The Suicide Squad, at all.

“Warner Bros. and James Gunn moved instantly to add Idris Elba to the team after the director and actor sat down days after Will Smith’s departure,” notes Variety. “The meeting went so well that Idris Elba agreed on the spot to join the next installment, but even at that time it wasn’t set in stone whether he would be playing Deadshot or a brand-new member of the team.”

According to the same report, Margot Robbie expectedly will reprise her role as Harley Quinn for The Suicide Squad, on the heels of her upcoming Birds of Prey (and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

At present, The Suicide Squad does not yet have a release date. DC’s Shazam! is now in theaters.

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The “Joker” Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix in Serious Supervillain Mode

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“I used to think my life was a tragedy. But now I realize, it is a comedy.”

Get ready for a DC Comics-inspired story unlike any other as the first trailer for Joker has officially arrived. Warner Bros. gave a glimpse of Joker to the audiences at CinemaCon. A poster for Joker also debuted earlier in the day. Check out the full trailer above.

(Photo: Warner Bros.)

After director Todd Phillips previously broke the Internet by sharing star Joaquin Phoenix in costume, expectations have become pretty high for Joker. The film is set to be a dark cautionary tale about the iconic DC Comics supervillain, which will be unconnected from the larger DC Extended Universe.

“I do not have a lot to say about the film, as it is still taking shape but also because I want it to be a surprise. That said, there has been a lot of characters about what this film is and what it is not, and most of it has not been accurate,” said Phillips. “When the marketing department at Warner asked me the other day to describe the movie, I said, ‘I cannot.’ Then they said, ‘At least tell us the genre.’ And I thought about it for a minute and said, ‘It is a tragedy.’”

Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck/Joker, a failed stand-up comedian whose descent into madness turns him into the villain. Alongside the actor, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Robert De Niro, and Marc Maron also star in the film.

Still, this origin story for Batman’s archnemesis looks serious; and the trailer begins with Arthur Fleck in therapy.

“My mother always tells me to smile and put on a happy face,” the character says in voiceover, showing him helping bathe this mother (star Frances Conroy). “She told me that I had a purpose, to bring laughter and joy to the world.”

Then Arthur ends up getting attacked in the street, and being hit by a cab – an incident that seems to move him down a dark path. A “Taxi Driver” vibe permeates the trailer, with Joaquin Phoenix delivering a Travis Bickle-style voice-over about the decline of Gotham City. “Is it just me, or is it just getting crazier out there?” Arthur says.

And when Robert De Niro shows up as a Johnny Carson-esque talk show shot, the scene seemingly pays homage to another Martin Scorsese film, “The King of Comedy.” The trailer also shows him progressively trying out different Joker outfits. Arthur first dresses as a clown with a green afro. And eventually, he dyes his hair green for the trailer’s money shot of him in full costume. “I used to think my life was a tragedy,” says Joker. “But now I realized, it is a comedy.”

Joker is slated to premiere on October 4. DC’s Aquaman has grossed more than $1 billion since its opening back in December. The studio is also preparing to unveil the Zachary Levi starring in Shazam! on Friday.

Other upcoming DC films include: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) which is set to bow February 7, 2020; Wonder Woman 1984, which debuts on June 6, 2020, Aquaman 2 on December 16, 2020, with DC Super-Pets (due out May 21, 2021), The Batman (June 25, 2021), and Suicide Squad (August 6, 2021).

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Director Joss Whedon Calls Henry Cavill the Best Superman Since Christopher Reeve

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Recently, in what is surely not going to be a flame-war-igniting statement, Avengers and Justice League director Joss Whedon through down the gauntlet, with a post proclaiming that Henry Cavill is the best Superman since Christopher Reeve.

The director posted the statement to Twitter, saying: “[Henry] Cavill is a GREAT Superman – definitely the best since Reeves and could take the top spot with the right material/barber.”

01. SUPER G.O.A.T.

If that was not enough to invite all sorts of trolls out of the woodwork (both DCEU fans who hated Whedon’s Justice League, and fans of Marvel who hate Zack Snyder’s DCEU), Joss Whedon also committed the cardinal sin of misspelling Christopher Reeve’s name as “Reeves” in his original tweet.

02. CHRISTOPHER REEVE

Well, as we can probably expect, that was enough to open the floodgates.

03. SIMPLE SHADING

Simple. Effective. Shade Level: 110%

04. JUMBLED BUT CORRECT

We feel you, bro, even if we do not quite understand you.

05. PICTURE’S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS?

Um, we are not sure what this picture is meant to convey, exactly, but we do agree that Henry Cavill ‘s Superman needs some better material under him.

06. SPECTRUM SHADE-ON-US!

Obviously, this issue was too big for just DC and Marvel references.

07. REMEMBER MOUSTACHE GATE?

…because clearly the Internet does, Mr. Whedon.

08. SNYDER CUT!

So say all #ReleaseTheSnyderCut fanatics!

09. DCEU TOO GOOD FOR YOU

Ouch. It is really saying something when online fans don’t think you are good enough for the DCEU!

10. THE KIDS SAY

From the mouths of babes…

The DC Movie Universe continues with Shazam! on April 5, Joker on October 4, Birds of Prey (and the Fabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn) on February 7, 2020, Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020, and The Batman on June 25, 2021.

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“Aquaman” Director James Wan Suddenly Quits Twitter

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Aquaman director James Wan is taking a break from Twitter. The filmmaker, who tweeted under the handle @creepypuppet will no longer be found on the website. James Wan is said to be focusing on upcoming projects now that his billion dollar plus-grossing blockbuster has completed its theatrical run. The director has left his little-used Instagram account untouched.

At present, James Wan has yet to be confirmed as director for the sequel of Aquaman but already dated by Warner Bros. for December 16, 2022. Previously, producer Peter Safran told THR of the four-year separation between Aquaman entries.

“[DC Films chief Walter Hamada], me, and Wan always shared the same philosophy, which is: you want to do it right,” Safran said. “You don’t want to do it fast. You just want to do it right.”

According to a report from Deadline, James Wan is expected to return, but he would be taking a break following production tax and promotional tour. Now Wan and the studio are on the hunt for a “seaworthy” script.

“I mean, like the people I work with goes a long way. That was the reason I came back when I did Insidious 2,” Wan said during an interview in December when asked if he intended to helm a sequel.

“But it is a weird one for me because actually, I do not know what I want to do next for the first time in my career. But I felt like Aquaman ticked a lot of boxes for me. After Furious 7, I want to do another action movie. I wanted to do a world of creation film. And I also wanted to do a superhero movie. Literally, Aquaman ticked all of those boxes for me.”

The filmmaker added he is now “in the sort of place like, do I kind of go back and make a smaller movie maybe as my next one, something a bit more intimate? If I can do a personal movie, maybe it is on a bigger scale. But I’m not sure at this point.”

At present, James Wan has numerous projects queued up as the producer, including Conjuring Universe spinoff The Curse of La Llorona, with Annabelle Comes Home, and the Swamp Thing TV series.

Aquaman will be available to own on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-Ray on March 26.

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