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Entertainment Weekly published a new interview with Aquaman director James Wan today. They pointed out that Marvel was able to make a hit movie that starred a talking raccoon in 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy, so that getting the mainstream to take Aquaman (who has been considered a joke to the public) seriously may not be such an impossible task. That’s when Wan had some nice words about what he feels Marvel’s biggest accomplishment has been.

“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,” Wan said. “The moment you can make a character called ‘Captain America’ work in Russia and China, then anything is possible.”

On the topic of Aquaman, Wan explained that he told Warner Bros. they had to let him make the movie he wanted to make before he took the job, even though it takes part in a bigger universe.

“I told them that I understand and respect that Aquaman is part of a bigger universe but at the end of the day I have to tell the story I want to tell and want to develop the character because its such a big part of my life as the filmmaker behind it,” Wan says. “And that was something the studio was respectful about.”

Right now Wan is probably putting the finishing touches on the first Aquaman trailer. It’s confirmed to debut at San Diego Comic-Con in less than two weeks.

SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly