Anyone expecting to see the Justice League in the upcoming Aquaman movie will be disappointed.
Director James Wan has told Heroic Hollywood that characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and The Flash won’t be appearing in the stand-alone film because he wanted to keep things focused on Aquaman, without worrying about what the other superheroes are doing.
“I wanted to keep the story to the world of Aquaman and not have to worry about what other characters are doing in their films and how that would affect us,” he said. “I just thought the simplest way was to keep it clean — keep it simple and let it be an Aquaman story.”
This comes after Justice League director Zack Snyder confirmed that the DCEU was never meant to have an MCU-style shared universe.
Writing on the filmmaker’s social media site Vero, one fan wrote: “I’ll just say, I think zack was going for an arc that wasn’t concerned with having spin off films and it would have been a self contained world…and I very much like that. A TDK trilogy with the JL that has a beg and end. With diff directors showing respect.”
Tagging Snyder, he added: “Would you say I’m thinking in a similar way as you were sir?” – to which the director simply replied: “Yes.”
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With the announcement of a new Joker film, starring Joaquin Phoenix, which will have no connection to rest of the DCEU, could we be seeing more stand-alone DC films in the future?
Aquaman will be released on December 14 in the UK and on December 21 in the US.
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