Official: James Wan to direct ‘Aquaman’ and ‘Robotech’

James Wan - Aquaman and Robotech

After the massive success of Furious 7, James Wan’s directorial future has been secured. The Hollywood Reporter brings the news that the Australian director has secured AQUAMAN and ROBOTECH franchises for Warner and Sony respectively.

The Conjuring 2: The Endfield Experiment will be Wan’s next film, with AQUAMAN likely to follow with a script by Kurt Johnstad. It’s part of DC’s shared universe of films that began with Man of Steel, and continues with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice next year. AQUAMAN is set for a release on 27 July 2018 following Suicide Squad (2016), Wonder Woman and Justice League Part One (both 2017).

According to the source, studio president of creative development and worldwide production, Greg Silverman, added: “The AQUAMAN film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James’s span of work has proven him able to take on any manner of project, bringing his incredible creative talent and unique voice to the material.”

ROBOTECH is based on the US/Japanese animated series of the 1980s, an adaptation/reworking/combination of Japanese anime series The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Super Dimension Cavalry Southern Cross, and Genesis Climber MOSPEADA.