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James Wan says Aquaman movie does not have three villains

If you’re going into Aquaman expecting to see Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry battling three villains in Patrick Wilson’s Orm (a.k.a. Ocean Master), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta, and Dolph Lundgren’s King Nereus, then think again as director James Wan has told Entertainment Weekly it’s “ridiculous” to cram so many bad guys into an origin movie.

“This is what I’ll say: I don’t have three villains,” said Wan. “I think that’s ridiculous! I would never go into an origin movie with three villains. We don’t even know the main character let alone the world and its antagonist. I believe in taking baby steps. I want to introduce Arthur Curry in a much more emotional and powerful way, and introduce Mera played by Amber Heard, and of course there’s Nicole Kidman and Temuera Morrison playing his parents. We know Black Manta is in there,
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The 15 Best Horror Movies of 2017

Tom Beasley examines the best horror movies of 2017, from sharp social satire to an evil clown…

The reaction to 2017’s horror movie slate has, bizarrely, been one of surprise. It’s as if a year of impressive scary movies is somehow a rarity, when in fact the genre has consistently delivered strong movies in recent years.

What is true, however, is that 2017 has been an uncommonly good year for the darker side of cinema. The mainstream corner of horror has produced its most successful movie of all time, while the arthouse world has also delivered the goods and there’s even an Oscar contender in the genre.

But first, let’s head Down Under for one of the nastiest films of the year…

15. Killing Ground

Australia is home to some of the most grim, macabre movies in modern cinema, from Justin Kurzel’s troubling true crime tale Snowtown to the tourism slasher Wolf Creek.
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Movie Talk: Which Fox Marvel Properties Will Join the McU?

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Friday December 15th, 2017) Dennis Tzeng, Perri Nemiroff, Kristian Harloff, Sinead DeVries discuss the following: Reports swirl that the Deadpool and X-Men franchises may join the McU in the wake of Fox's sale to Disney. James Wan says Aquaman does not have three villains First poster for Ocean’s 8 assembles a new team New Deadpool 2 art teases the "Second Coming" with Cable John Wick director tackling Ed Brubaker comic Kill or Be Killed Marlon Brando memoir optioned by Brian Oliver for biopic treatment Mail Bag [caption id="attachment_579892" align="…
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Aquaman Helmer James Wan Debunks Three Villain Rumor, Dishes On The Ocean Master

Aquaman will likely feature two major villains, not three.

That’s the latest piece of intel from James Wan, writer-director on Warner’s maritime (and horror-leaning!) adventure. Chatting to Entertainment Weekly, the former Conjuring filmmaker swiftly debunked allegations that Aquaman will have three antagonists in total: Patrick Wilson as Arthur Curry’s half-brother, Orm (Aka the Ocean Master), Abdul-Mateen as Black Manta, and Dolph Lundgren as the unruly King Nereus.

Turns out that’s not the case, as James Wan wants to gently usher viewers into the world of Atlantis – not bombard them with three fantastical villains and risk overshadowing Jason Momoa’s King of the Seven.

This is what I’ll say: I don’t have three villains. I think that’s ridiculous! I would never go into an origin movie with three villains. We don’t even know the main character let alone the world and its antagonist.
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James Wan clarifies the number of villains in Aquaman

  • JoBlo
Although he briefly made an appearance in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, our first real introduction to Arthur Curry aka Aquaman (Jason Momoa) arrived in Justice League. Unfortunately, beyond a brief sequence, we didn't get to learn all that much about Aquaman's world. It seems that we'll have to wait until James Wan's Aquaman to fully explore Atlantis and its... Read More...
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Aquaman’s Patrick Wilson still excited over the DC Extended Universe

Aquaman star Patrick Wilson is still excited for the future of the DC Extended Universe.

Wilson is set to appear as the villain Ocean Master in the Aquaman solo movie, to be directed by James Wan. And while the latest entry in the series, Justice League, didn’t go down as well as many had hoped, Wilson is still optimistic about what the future might hold.

Aquaman is one of the DC films that we definitely know is on the way, set to be released next December. And Wilson, speaking to Metro, expressed confidence at the decisions being made regarding DC:

“As they say, there are a lot of different ways to skin a cat. Or to make a movie and a franchise. I can only speak on behalf of being an actor and having a relationship with the directors. As a fan, I sit back and see the choices
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James Wan Says ‘Aquaman’ Does Not Have Three Villains

With Justice League in the rearview mirror, fans are now looking to next year’s Aquaman to see what else Warner Bros.’ Dceu will bring to the table. The studio made an inspired choice in hiring James Wan, the filmmaker behind The Conjuring and Furious 7, to direct, and indeed Wan was certainly up to the challenge of bringing one of the more difficult comic book heroes to life. The filmmaker was actually given the choice of directing Aquaman or The Flash, and he chose the more challenging route—though given what he went through on Furious 7, this was …
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James Wan Shoots Down ‘Aquaman’ Villain Rumors

To be honest, the last thing I care about are rumors about “Aquaman.” If I never see another DC Films production, at least in its current incarnation, it won’t be too soon. But there are those invested in the watery standalone, enough that whispers and speculations are flying around, to the extent that director James Wan has had to comment on them.

Apparently, certain corners of the internet have been tossing around the idea that “Aquaman” will feature three villains: Aquaman’s half-brother Orm, Black Manta, and King Nereus.

Continue reading James Wan Shoots Down ‘Aquaman’ Villain Rumors at The Playlist.
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Jason Momoa says Aquaman is “on the edges of society” at the start of solo movie

Aquaman actor Jason Momoa has spoken about the character’s frame of mind at the beginning of his solo movie.

Now that Justice League is out of the way, the future of the Dceu has become the focus, with much of it centring on characters like Jason Momoa’s Aquaman.

Aquman did feature in Justice League but the character also has his own solo movie on the way. In Justice League: The Art of the Film – an inside peek at how the Dceu movie was made – Momoa said the following (via Screen Rant) about what the character is going through at the start of the Aquaman movie:

“When we find Arthur, he’s hiding on the edges of society. He knows what his power is, but he doesn’t know how to channel it. He hasn’t accepted himself as king. He’s been running from both sides, human and Antlantean,
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Fear comes home in latest TV spot for Insidious: The Last Key

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James Wan has certainly carved out quite the sizeable horror empire for himself, in addition to The Conjuring and Saw franchises, there's also Insidious, which finds all manner of horrific demons seeping over to our world from a nightmarish realm known as the Further. A fourth film is now less than a month away, and Insidious: The Last Key puts the spotlight on Dr. Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye), one of... Read More...
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Terrifying TV Spot For Insidious: The Last Key Brings The Jump Scares

Had things panned out differently, Insidious: The Last Key would have released in time for Halloween, which was sorely lacking in the ‘good scary movies’ department.

Barring Cult of Chucky, Jigsaw and Happy Death Day came and went without much fanfare, while the less said about The Snowman, the better. But there is light at the end of the tunnel (or should that be keyhole?), as The Last Key is prepped and ready to send a shiver down our spines early next month.

It’s the direct sequel to Insidious: Chapter 3, which itself was a prequel to the first two Insidious movies. Messy continuity aside, Insidious: The Last Key looks to be fluent in scares and unrelenting tension, as parapsychologist and all-around franchise lead Elise Rainier returns home to confront her innermost fears.

Featuring a cast comprised of Josh Stewart, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Kirk Acevedo, Bruce Davison, Spencer Locke and Caitlin Gerard,
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Insidious: The Last Key Trailer #2 Is Big on Scares

Insidious: The Last Key Trailer #2 Is Big on Scares
A new trailer for Insidious: The Last Key has arrived online ahead of the sequel's release in theaters next month. This latest trailer gives us a much better idea of what to expect from the latest chapter of the very successful Insidious franchise. We're still not sure if this movie is going to be a return-to-form, in terms of quality, but this trailer promises a ton of jump scares and a super creepy haunted house exploration in the movie.

The trailer features some of the same imagery as the first teaser for Insidious: The Last Key, but they're not nearly as shy about showing off some of the cool shots this time around. Even though James Wan, who directed the first Insidious, is only producing this movie, you can tell it has his style embedded in its DNA. It'll be tough for Insidious 4 to top the original, but this could
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Flashpoint Fan Art Renders Walking Dead Duo As Batman And The Joker

Forget the Waynes you knew and mourned; with Flashpoint, Warner Bros. is poised to flip the DC Extended Universe on its head and have Thomas and Martha assume the roles of Batman and the Joker, respectively.

And as if that wasn’t exciting enough, thanks to Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Lauren Cohan are still attached to give the Waynes a new lease of life in the not-so-distant future, and in honor of that retcon, BossLogic has produced two stunning pieces of concept art that imagine the Walking Dead duo as Gotham’s Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime.

In comic book lore, the “Flashpoint” arc sees Barry Allen zip back in time to save his mother, but he inadvertently triggers a domino effect that spreads throughout the DC Universe. And so, Thomas and Martha wind up surviving that infamous mugging, but the
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The New Trailer For ‘Insidious: The Last Key’ Is Definitely Going For The Jump Scares

The latest trailer for Insidious: The Last Key, the fourth film in the horror series has made its way online. The film comes to the screen in the new year and this new promo is definitely going after the jump scares.

In the supernatural thriller, which welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home. The film is written by co-creator Leigh Whannell (Saw), who wrote the trilogy and directed Chapter 3; produced by Insidious regulars Jason Blum (The Purge series, Get Out), Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity) and co-creator James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7); and directed by series newcomer Adam Robitel (The Taking of Deborah Logan). Steven Schneider, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Charles Layton, Bailey Conway Anglewicz, Couper Samuelson and Whannell serve as executive producers. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions is financing Insidious: Chapter 4, and
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Screams and Scares Abound in New Trailer for Insidious: The Last Key

"This time the haunted house is my family's house." Horror hits close to home for parapsychologist Dr. Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) in the new trailer for Insidious: Chapter 4, and while the latest video for the fourth entry in the horror franchise features plenty of previously released footage from the first trailer, it also offers a new glimpse into Elise's haunted past.

Below, you can watch the new trailer for Insidious: Chapter 4, which is scheduled to come out in theaters on January 5th from Universal Pictures. In case you missed it, read what Shaye had to say about the new prequel in our 2016 interview with the actress, and stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates.

"The creative minds behind the hit Insidious trilogy return for Insidious: The Last Key. In the supernatural thriller, which welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces
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CineAsia: Sony Applies Haptic Technology to ‘Insidious: The Last Key’ (Exclusive)

CineAsia: Sony Applies Haptic Technology to ‘Insidious: The Last Key’ (Exclusive)
Touch and feel technology will allow creepy sensations to invade viewers’ bodies when they are watching “Insidious: The Last Key.” The film is the first feature from Sony to use haptic technology for its full duration.

The Interaction Technology version of the film will be unveiled first for attendees of the CineAsia exhibitors’ and distributors’ convention, which debuts Tuesday in Hong Kong. At CineAsia last year, Sony demonstrated a short-form immersive experience from the company’s “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.”

The haptic technology was developed by Sony Pictures Entertainment (Spe), Sony Corporation, and Sony Pcl. A specially-designed vest provides tactile sensations on the body that are concurrent with the narrative of the film. Visitors to CineAsia can choose to experience a 15-minute segment, or the entire movie, which is being played at the AMC Pacific Place multiplex. Franchise star Lin Shaye and co-star, screenwriter and co-creator of the series Leigh Whannell will be in attendance.

“The
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Here’s Your First Look At Jason Momoa In ‘Aquaman’

Our first look at Jason Momoa in the upcoming Aquaman has surfaced courtesy of the new issue of Entertainment Weekly. The image shows Momoa with his shirt off (naturally) in the James Wan-directed movie, which will arrive in cinemas in just over a year’s time.

Momoa also took some time to speak with the magazine about the difference between his character in the now-playing Justice League and his forthcoming stand-alone movie.

Justice League was only a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life,” Momoa tells the outlet. “This is a totally different beast. In Aquaman, you see when his parents met and what happened to hem. Then the little boy being raised and finding his powers and going through that and never being accepted on either side. And then becoming this man who puts up all these walls. You just slowly see this man harden up and be completely
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First Official Aquaman Movie Photo Reveals Jason Momoa's New Look

First Official Aquaman Movie Photo Reveals Jason Momoa's New Look
Aquaman has already set itself apart from Justice League with a single photo. Jason Momoa is set to reprise his role as DC's most famous Atlantean in an Aquaman solo movie next year, which is directed by James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7). Now, the first official photo of Momoa as Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, from the movie has arrived online.

In the photo, Aquaman looks radically different from the https://movieweb.com/aquaman-movie-story-details-shark-riding-jason-momoa/cheesy version of the character that many are familiar with from the early comics and the Super Friends animated show. This isn't your daddy's Aquaman. This is an angry, totally ripped and kind of awesome Aquaman. Here's what director James Wan had to say about his take and approach to the Aquaman movie, which is set to arrive in theaters on December 21, 2018.

"It's going to look very different, it will feel very different, aesthetically, tonally, story-wise,
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"Aquaman" Movie Leaked Footage

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Sneak Peek leaked footage from the set of the DC Comics adaptation "Aquaman", starring Jason Momoa, now in post-production, that "...is going to look very different," according to director James Wan. "It will feel very different, aesthetically, tonally...story-wise...":

"Justice League was only a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life," said Momoa, who plays 'Arthur Curry', the 'Aquaman'.

"This is a totally different beast. In 'Aquaman', you see when his parents met and what happened to hem. Then the little boy being raised and finding his powers and going through that and never being accepted on either side. And then becoming this man who puts up all these walls.

"You just slowly see this man harden up and be completely reluctant wanting to be king and not knowing what to do with these powers he has..."

"Aquaman has been the joke of the comic book world,
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First-look image from the Aquaman solo movie, James Wan and Jason Momoa say film is a “totally different beast”

First introduced in a quick cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before giving a prominent role in Justice League, Jason Momoa will soon be starring in his own Aquaman film, directed by The Conjuring’s James Wan. The film doesn’t come out until December 21st, 2018, but Entertainment Weekly has released the first official photo from the film. Check it out here…

Wan and Momoa also spoke with EW about how different Aquaman, both as a character and the film itself, will be compared to Justice League. Much like Clark Kent and Diana Prince, Arthur Curry is a man of two worlds; his father was a regular human, but his mother was the queen of Atlantis, making him the rightful heir to the throne.

Justice League was only a weekend in Arthur Curry’s life,” Momoa said. “This is a totally different beast. In Aquaman, you see when
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