James Wan the director of Aquaman, is once again performing some damage control as he did when rumors of his leaving of the production for Aquaman were spreading. Now he commented on the rumor that due to the mixed reactions to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, that Warner Bros. and the DC Extended Universe were having a “shakeup” within.
In a recent interview with Cinema Blend, James Wan while he was promoting The Conjuring 2 opened up about the so-called shakeup and debunking of witnessing anything dramatic as the press have made it out to be:
To be honest, it’s not as dramatic as the press is making it out to be – from what I’m seeing. And right now I’m seeing everything as more an outsider looking into this box. So from that perspective, it’s really cool that it’s not crazy, crazy dramatic.
Whatever these “shake-ups” are, I don’t actually see them. If anything, like anything to do with my fricking career, I read about them in the trades, I read them all over the internet! And people are asking me this and I’m like, ‘Huh? What?’ [laughs] Just like I found out all these things. And so I’m not privy to necessarily what’s going – partially because I was so busy with trying to finish up Conjuring 2
He also spoke a bit about working on Aquaman with Geoff Johns, the man who is now overseeing the DC Extended Universe and is Co-Writing The Batman with Ben Affleck:
Geoff Johns is super talented, super smart. Part of what got me excited about the Aquaman character is his re-envisioning of Aquaman, the character, with The New 52. And that’s super exciting. And I’m working very closely with him, and I want to work with him very closely to shape the story that I want to tell.