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James Wan Sets the Record Straight on ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ Reshoot Rumors
• Director James Wan spoke with Empire magazine to clarify the exaggerated reports of reshoots for “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”, which lasted seven or eight days and were spread out due to scheduling issues.
• As a private individual, Wan commented on the false narrative about production and aimed to set the record straight.
• The sequel will focus on a buddy comedy dynamic between Aquaman and his half-brother, rather than romantic comedy elements from the first movie.
• Rumors of Ben Affleck reprising his role as Batman have been debunked; Peter Safran and James Gunn have been appointed as co-CEOs of the franchise.
Director James Wan has spoken about the exaggerated reports regarding reshoots for the highly anticipated sequel “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.”
In an interview with Empire magazine, Wan clarified that the reshoots only lasted seven or eight days, which is standard for a movie of this magnitude. The filming was spread out due to the challenges of scheduling actors after the initial shoot.
Wan also opened up about how he’s learned to stay calm amidst the noise and rumors surrounding the production.
As a private person who avoids social media conflicts, he commented on the false narrative that has emerged. Despite being entertaining to write about, the truth is often overlooked.
In addition to addressing the reshoot rumors, Wan revealed that “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” was always intended to be a love story of a different kind.
While the first film had romantic comedy elements, the sequel focuses on a buddy comedy dynamic between Aquaman and his half-brother, played by Patrick Wilson.
Rumors of Ben Affleck reprising his role as Batman in the film have been debunked, as Peter Safran and James Gunn have been appointed as co-CEOs of the franchise.
Wan aims to set the record straight and emphasize the truth amidst the noise and speculation surrounding “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.”