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Tag: James Wan

‘Swamp Thing’ Advanced Review

*This is a spoiler-free advance review of episodes one and two of DC Universe’s Swamp Thing* Regardless of what one may think of DC’s streaming service, it does offer creators an outlet to tell more experimental stories using established characters. This was best seen in the meta-fictional and quirky stories being told in Doom Patrol, ...

James Wan and Lindsey Beer Board Netflix’s ‘The Magic Order’ Series as Executive Producers

James Wan (Aquaman; Furious 7) and Lindsey Beer (Chaos Walking; Sierra Burgess is a Loser) have joined creator Mark Millar as executive producers of the new Netflix series The Magic Order. Moreover, Wan is slated to direct the debut episode of the series whilst Beer will serve as a writer and showrunner for the series. ...

Warner Bros. Taps David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick to Pen ‘Aquaman’ Sequel

Following the news that WB is already in discussions to have James Wan return for the highly anticipated Aquaman sequel, another name has now been confirmed for the production team. Frequent James Wan collaborator David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick has been tapped to write the Aquaman sequel, TheWrap has exclusively learned. Johnson-McGoldrick co-wrote the first Aquaman with ...

‘Aquaman’ Spinoff Film ‘The Trench’ in the Works with James Wan Producing

Well... leave it to DC to something this out-of-the-box. THR is reporting that WB has hired scribes Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald to pen a horror-infused script centered on The Trench, the deadly amphibious creatures seen attacking the hero and his love, Mera, in Aquaman. The Aquaman spinoff will be produced by James Wan and Peter ...

Box Office Report: ‘Aquaman’ Passes ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ to Become Highest Grossing DC Movie

Aquaman has surpassed The Dark Knight Rises to become the biggest DC Comics movie ever. The film earned another $7.35 million in its sixth weekend, bringing its box office gross to a massive $1.09 billion, overtaking The Dark Knight Rises’ $1.085 billion. The Jason Momoa/Amber Heard underwater adventure has now earned $316.5 million domestic, placing it in ...

‘Aquaman 2’ In the Works at Warner Bros; James Wan Being Courted to Return

The international success of James Wan’s Aquaman has stunned the film industry. Once a laughing stock in the superhero world, this weekend, the film will pass WB's and The Dark Knight Rises to be the highest grossing DC Comics film in history. Given the massive success and impact the film has experienced, it's no surprise that WB has an Aquaman sequel ...

Box Office Report: ‘Aquaman’ Officially Hits $1 Billion Worldwide

FROM OCEAN TO OCEAN, Aquaman has officially grossed $1 billion at the global box office. The film reached the total late on Saturday in a notable win for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, whose universe of superhero films  has achieved a much divided response from critics and fans. Aquaman, opening in late December, concluded Sunday ...

‘Aquaman’ Film Review

At one point or another, there was a moment where you heard someone joke about DC Comics’ resident underwater hero, Aquaman. Upon debuting in the 1960’s, the character was the butt of endless jokes about his fish companions and judged for his apparent limited practicality of his marine powers. While DC has attempted in the ...

‘Aquaman’ Review Round-Up: Here’s What Critics Are Saying

A superhero who was once the butt of many DC Comics jokes, the character of Aquaman is set to make his solo film debut next week when James Wan's Aquaman finally hits theatres. While the DCEU has been incredibly divisive so far, Aquaman looks to once again showcase the franchise in a positive light. After earning rave reactions online, reviews ...

Box Office Report: ‘Aquaman’ Rides the Wave to Record $94M Debut in China

Warner Bros. has unleashed the seven seas onto the Middle Kingdom. James Wan's Aquaman made a giant splash in its China debut, grossing $93.6 million to land the top showing ever for a DC comic book adaptation two weeks ahead of its North American debut. The film marks the biggest opening ever in China for any Warner ...

Andy Bean & Derek Mears Cast in DC Universe’s ‘Swamp Thing’ as Title Character

The third of the DC Universe streaming service's live-action shows has finally found its lead(s) as Swamp Thing has cast IT: Chapter 2's Andy Bean and Sleepy Hollow's Derek Mears to play Alec Holland and Swamp Thing respectively. Based off of the DC comics character of the same name, Bean’s character is a passionate biologist who emerges from the swamp ...

New Line Cinema Wins Bidding War for James Wan’s and Gary Dauberman’s ‘Train to Busan’ Remake

The remake rights for the English-language Train to Busan, a Korean zombie horror movie, have been won by New Line. The project had rumored interests from studios like Universal, Paramount, Studio 8, Lionsgate and Netflix but New Line has come out on top. While the deal is still being finalized, some production details are already ...

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