Aquaman Has Warner Bros. Believing In The DCEU Again

Author Thumbnail BY Tiny Diapana - June 12, 2018

It isn’t a secret that the DC Extended Universe has been struggling to find its footing with films like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, however, it seems like James Wan’s Aquaman standalone has Warner Brothers believing in the franchise again.

Entertainment Weekly just recently spoke with the members of the studio involved with the upcoming superhero movie. Asking Warner Brothers officers what they felt about Aquaman, the publication learned that everyone had high regards towards the film, considering the comic book movie an incredible feat that might help get the DCEU back on the right track.

“James has done an incredible job with his team,” Warner Brothers Chief Toby Emmerich told the publication. “The film is taking you to a different place and imagining the underwater world in a way you haven’t seen before.”

The film’s producer, Peter Saffran, was also awe-struck by Aquaman, saying that the movie has “got the great action you expect, it’s got a lot of great humor, it works on so many levels...it’s a testament to Jame’s unique vision. I think it’s an extraordinary step in DC Universe that sets it on the right path. “

Warner Brothers definitely seems to have a lot of faith in Aquaman. The past few years the studio’s been struggling to get the DCEU to properly kick off with its superhero crossover movies like Justice League and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Even though DC’s been praised for its casting decisions, the franchise has often been criticized for its self-serious stories and its dark visuals.

Wonder Woman was one of the films to turn out a success, and now, everyone’s hoping that Aquaman follows the same path as well.

Aqauaman is set to premiere on December 21.

Read: Jim Lee Is Taking Over As DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer

What Others Are Reading

Author Name
Tiny Diapana is a literary dilettante and warrior of the written word. She has a penchant for poetry, with some of her compositions seeing publication in anthologies. Tiny is drawn to magic realism (eg. Salman Rushdie, Etgar Kerret) and books that are stylistic and Kafkaesque. Her free time is often spent on boardgames, books, manga, comics, pop culture series, movies and practicing bass.
@Tiny Diapana | tiny@epicstream.com