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James Wan talks about the 'incredible thing' Marvel did

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

James Wan, the of DC's "Aquaman", believes the success of films based on comic book superheroes, America and Thor, was due to their global fan following.

The 41-year-old was particularly impressed by the two superhero characters and said did an "incredible thing" to make them mainstream outside the US.

"I actually think the most incredible thing (Marvel) did is making America and accessible to the mainstream - especially outside of the United States," Wan told

"The moment you can make a character called America' work in and China, then anything is possible," he added.

The "Furious 7" said before agreeing to helm "Aquaman", he had told and DC bosses that he would like give his own treatment to the film.

"I told them that I understand and respect that 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. And that was something the studio was respectful about," he said.

"Aquaman" features "Game of Thrones" star in the title role. The cast also includes as Mera, as Ocean Master, as Dr. Vulko, as Black Manta, as Nereus and as Atlanna.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 18:45 IST