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Furious 7 director James Wan to helm Aquaman and Robotech movies

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Saw and Insidious director James Wan is in demand after his latest film, Furious 7, became a massive box office hit. Now, Wan has been tapped to helm two big films, Aquaman for Warner Bros. and Robotech for Sony Pictures, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Aquaman will star Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) as the eponymous undersea superhero and is slated to hit movie theaters sometime in 2018, according to Warner's lineup of DC Universe films. Kurt Johnstad, who penned 300 and its sequel, is attached to write the screenplay for Aquaman.

Warner Bros. revealed the look of Momoa's Aquaman earlier this year. The superhero's solo film is one of a half-dozen movies the studio has planned based on DC characters, including Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Cyborg and Flash.

Sony Pictures' Robotech was announced as being in development earlier this year. It's based on the animation of the same name, which was in turn based on anime series Macross. Wan will reportedly team up with another 300 writer for that film, Michael Gordon, who is writing the Robotech script.

Wan's current movie, the seventh in the Fast and Furious franchise, has grossed more than $1.5 billion, according to

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