James Wan, director of the upcoming DC superhero blockbuster Aquaman, is impressed that Marvel made Captain America and Thor so successful, especially overseas.
There’s no doubt that one of the most impressive things Marvel Studios has accomplished is getting people engaged and interested in what were once lesser known characters like Captain America and Thor.
The studio’s ability to make a success out of characters like this is something that has impressed a lot of people, including Aquaman director James Wan.
Speaking to EW, the director said: “I actually think the most incredible thing [Marvel] did is making Captain America and Thor accessible to the mainstream – especially outside of the United States. The moment you can make a character called ‘Captain America’ work in Russia and China, then anything is possible.”
Would you agree with Wan’s praise of Marvel? There surely can be little doubt regarding the impressive nature of what they have accomplished with characters such as the ones referenced by Aquaman’s director.
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Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
Aquaman is directed by James Wan (The Conjuring) and stars Jason Momoa as the titular hero, reprising his role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, along with Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Dr. Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Ludi Lin as Murk, Michael Beach as Jesse Kane, Randall Park as Otis Dhanji as a young Arthur Curry and Graham McTavish in an as-yet-unrevealed role.