'Aquaman': James Wan brought horror elements in film

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A still form James Wan film 'Aquaman." Aquaman/ Facebook

There will be some interesting things to look forward to in the upcoming film “Aquaman.” The director of the film James Wan is bringing his own style to making superhero films, and in a recent interview he talked about his new approach to making the film.

In an interview with ComingSoon.net, Wan recalled the time he met with DC executives to discuss the movie. Having made a name for himself with the “Conjuring” movies, Wan pitched the idea of bringing those elements of horror to superhero movies in that meeting. The studio executives loved the idea of Aquaman (Jason Momoa) fighting sea monsters, and their excitement for the new ideas convinced Wan to take the film.

The director has used his horror experience to build tension in the action sequences in the superhero film. Wan explained how he brought different elements and characters together in the same scenes.

“I like to tell stories using my one-shot to sort of link some of the elements together. And in that sequence, as you can see, Arthur is dueling it out with Black Manta, while Mera is fighting her own battle with Atlantan commandos,” Wan said.

The director didn’t want each scene to focus on just one character or event. If he had done that, it would have forced him to cut to different scenes in a sequence. Instead, he has tried to bring all the things together in the same shot, just as he has done in the past with his horror films.

The main villain in the film is Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). Wan explained that this character is central for the look of the film, and it was important for him to get this right for not only himself but also the fans and the people who aren’t familiar with the character.

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