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Everyone Remain Calm, James Wan Isn’t Leaving ‘Aquaman’

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by Charles Bramesco May 2, 2016 @ 9:11 AM
Universal Pictures
The rumors of James Wan’s production squabbles on the set of Aquaman have been greatly exaggerated. An item about the DC superhero film universe posted over the weekend on Birth.Movies.Death cited “multiple, reliable sources” as claiming that director James Wan has been having some misgivings about the process, and may depart the project entirely if the friction between him and studio brass doesn't clear up. Writer Devin Faraci’s exact words were “a tremendous amount of trepidation,” speculating that the Jason Momoa-led Aquaman needs Wan much more than he needs the movie, having already laid claim to Warner Bros.’ summer slate with The Conjuring 2 and Lights Out, the latter of which he produced.

Rumor: ‘Aquaman’ Might Lose Director James Wan

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by Britt Hayes April 30, 2016 @ 12:26 PM
Warner Bros.
It’s difficult to ignore rumors when they’re so consistent — and persistent. Following the negative critical response to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which didn’t perform as well as Warner Bros. expected at the box office, reports have surfaced that there’s some turmoil at the studio regarding the future of the Justice League franchise. Last night, news broke that Seth Grahame-Smith exited The Flash solo movie over “creative differences,” and a subsequent rumor seems to support the idea that WB’s DC plans aren’t going very smoothly.

James Wan Says ‘Aquaman’ Will Be Fun, But Hopefully Not Zack Snyder’s Kind of ‘Fun’

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by Britt Hayes March 27, 2016 @ 4:07 PM
Warner Bros.
The biggest criticism from those who disliked Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was that Zack Snyder’s film just wasn’t very fun. It’s dark (figuratively and literally; hardly anything takes place in daytime), gritty and mostly very serious — save for the occasional wackiness of Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor and Laurence Fishburne’s delightful Perry White. But for those concerned that the rest of the DC movie universe will be similarly dour, take comfort in these words from Aquaman director James Wan.

‘Lights Out’ Trailer: Everyone Is Afraid of the Dark

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by Britt Hayes March 27, 2016 @ 9:18 AM
In addition to directing The Conjuring 2, James Wan produced another horror film that’s also hitting theaters this year: Lights Out, the directorial debut of David Sandberg, based on his creepy short film of the same name. The first trailer is here, and it’s definitely something you want to watch with the lights on. But don’t feel embarrassed about it — everyone is afraid of the dark.

‘The Conjuring 2’ Trailer Takes You to England’s ‘Amityville’

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by Britt Hayes March 26, 2016 @ 3:26 PM
After taking a brief break from horror to direct Furious 7, James Wan returns to his genre home base for The Conjuring 2, the follow-up to his hit 2013 poltergeist thriller. The latest trailer for the sequel is packed with lots of new footage, as Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga travel across the pond to investigate a terrifying case known as “England’s Amityville” — a haunting so dangerous that one of them may not make it out alive.

CBS’ Sexy Young ‘MacGyver’ Reboot Gets a Sexy Young ‘X-Man’ to Lead

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 21, 2016 @ 7:05 PM
ABC / 20th Century Fox
Seeing as it may take awhile for a sexy new MacGruber, we’ll have to settle for CBS’ young MacGyver reboot. To wit, X-Men franchise star Lucas Till will raise a little Havok with paper clips and chewing gum, taking the title role in TV’s forthcoming reboot.

Rumor: New ‘Saw’ Sequel on the Way From the Writers of ‘Piranha 3D’

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by Britt Hayes February 9, 2016 @ 7:51 PM
Lionsgate
Rumors have persisted for years that Lionsgate wasn’t quite done with the Saw franchise — even though the last sequel was titled Saw 3D: The Final Chapter. But titles are meaningless as long as there’s money to be made, and with that pesky Paranormal Activity franchise out of the way (for now), it looks like Lionsgate is reviving the franchise that introduced us to James Wan, Jigsaw and a multi-film timeline so convoluted it would give Quentin Tarantino the spins.

CBS’ Sexy Young ‘MacGyver’ Reboot Gets a Sexy Pilot Order

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 2, 2016 @ 10:03 PM
ABC
A ways back, we’d heard that the ever-clever MacGyver had reinvented himself with a new CBS series under Furious 7 helmer James Wan, returning to that faithful well of a young origin story. That dream is today reality for he Eye, as CBS grants an official pilot order to a new generation of MacGyver, with sexy results.

‘The Conjuring 2’ Scares Up a Teaser, First Trailer Arrives Tomorrow

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by Britt Hayes January 6, 2016 @ 5:44 PM
Warner Bros.
The first trailer for James Wan’s sequel to The Conjuring arrives tomorrow, but until then you can sneak a very quick peek into the new haunted house via this short teaser / trailer announcement. In addition, Wan has offered a slightly longer teaser for The Conjuring 2 in case you’re feeling particularly anxious to join Ed and Lorraine Warren on their next spooky investigation.