A few hours ago Aquaman director James Wan came out in a series of Tweets defending the movie against negativity that was spreading around the internet after a false rumor about a teaser trailer at WonderCon didn’t materialize. As the Internet tends to do, conspiracy theories started that Aquaman was a “mess” and that evil Warner Brothers was meddling and holding back Wan in order to “Justice League” the movie.
Thankfully Arthur has a director like Wan to speak up and try to shut up the internet conspiracy theories. He says he normally won’t do this sort of thing to fake negative distractions, but hopefully he will as the false narrative about Aquaman is just beginning.
Hey friends, I usually do my best to avoid internet noises (especially fabricated distractions) but a teaser-trailer going out this weekend was never in the books — despite what some claim. It’s not because of anyone or any nefarious reason holding it back — IT’S ME. (1/3)— James Wan (@creepypuppet) March 25, 2018
I am simply not ready yet to share. This movie is filled to the gills with VFX, and the process is as slow and laborious as a sea-slug! Yes, even shots for the trailers take forever to do, and I refuse to put out anything that might be construed as subpar. (2/3)— James Wan (@creepypuppet) March 25, 2018
I know it seems like nothing much is brewing above the surface, but I can assure you, we’re working nonstop under the waves ? ? (3/3)
(Ps: And yes, I plan to use oceanic puns/references every chance I get ?)— James Wan (@creepypuppet) March 25, 2018
To be fair, the person who started the rumor, Mario-F. Robles, apologized:
Hey James. As the person who originated the rumor that WB wanted to unveil a trailer at WonderCon, I’d just like to apologize for creating any kind of distraction.
I was apparently given faulty information, but please know my intentions were pure. We cannot wait for #Aquaman!— Mario-F. Robles (@I_Am_MFR) March 25, 2018
If you’re curious when the first trailer will come, Hall H at San Diego Comic Con looks like the most logical spot. That would be Saturday, July 21st, 2018.