James Wan Gets Mo’ Money, Momoa Problems; Will Direct the Aquaman Movie


I’d love to believe that producers looked at James Wan’s resume and said something like, “Hmm…Saw, The Conjuring, Insidious, Furious 7…this guy makes good movies that make money, period.”

I suspect, Hollywood being Hollywood, that the conversation went more like this:
“Hey, who’s this Aquaman guy?”
“I dunno – some ethnic type with tattoos.”
“Like in Furious 7?”
“Yeah, I guess.”
“Can we get the guy who made that?”
“Yeah, he likes money.”

But maybe I’m being unfair. After all, I do very much want to see a James Wan Aquaman, probably more than any of the other DC movies announced so far. And it’s an obvious joke, but since Wan’s first big movie featured amputations, I know he can get the hook-hand bit right if he does it.