“James Wan has closed his deal to develop and direct Aquaman, Warner Bros.’ superhero movie that will star Jason Momoa and that is part of its DC Entertainment cinematic universe. At the same time, Wan has also closed his deal to helm Robotech, Sony’s adaptation of the 1980s anime featuring mechas.
The moves clear up Wan’s post-Furious 7 future. The filmmaker became a hot property after his deft handling on the challenging production and after the movie became a runaway success, with over $1.4 billion in global box office receipts.
Wan is also committed to directing The Conjuring 2: The Endfield Experiment for New Line this fall and will likely be unavailable to tackle his next project until spring 2016.
Aquaman is looking like the first sea horse out of the gate as it’s further along in the development process. Wan will also be overseeing the script’s writing by scribe Kurt Johnstad. It’s a testament to the strength of the desire to work with Wan that both studios are willing to wait for him.
In Aquaman, Momoa is portraying the underwater breathing hero and will make his appearance as the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Aquaman is also a card-carrying member of DC’s premiere superhero team, the Justice League, and will be part of Warners’ two-part Justice League movies…”