Aquaman Director On What Marvel Did Exactly Right

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Rivalries are all too common in Hollywood.

It’s especially true when you think of the decades long (mostly) friendly rivalry between DC Comics and Marvel. Things have heated up over the years in regard to the movies.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has raked in the cash hand over fist along with critical and audience approval. While DC’s attempt at a shared universe was mostly less than successful.

There’s not a ton of animosity between the people who work on the films, but some things have popped up. So it’s nice when one side takes the time to acknowledge what the other has done.

Aquaman director James Wan shared with Entertainment Weekly that he admired how Marvel did character appeal.

“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.”

That is definitely a feat that Marvel has met.

We’re hoping Aquaman has the same sort of broad appeal and gets excellent ratings.

Aquaman hits theatres on December 21st, 2018.

Bec Heim