AceShowbiz - James Wan's "Aquaman" has received much love from viewers and fans of the DC comics, but some have apparently crossed the line when showing their support for the movie. While the fans want to defend the Jason Momoa-starring flick amidst debate with those who don't like it, the director reminds everyone to "be respectful" and bear no hate to each other.
Realizing the need to calm people down before things escalate, the filmmaker took to Twitter to address it. "It has come to my attention that some folks are getting harassed by some fans for not liking AQM. Please don't do that," he tweeted on Sunday, December 30. "Not the kind of support I want. Be respectful."
Wan also told those who don't like the movie to stop coming after him personally. "Vice versa, it's ok to not like my film, but there's no need to attack me personally, or tag me on hates. Peace," he wrote, adding a "peace fingers" emoji.
It has come to my attention that some folks are getting harassed by some fans for not liking AQM. Please don’t do that. Not the kind of support I want. Be respectful. Vice versa, it’s ok to not like my film, but there’s no need to attack me personally, or tag me on hates. Peace✌️— James Wan (@creepypuppet) December 30, 2018
Wan's tweet only made fans adore him even more. "You got it king. Ignore the negativity. Celebrate your well deserved victory. Next $1B film, here we go," one commented on Wan's post. Another responded, "Reading your tweet made me feel even more proud to be a DC fan. Good for you man."
"Aquaman" just brought in an estimated $51.5 million in its second weekend, bringing its domestic gross to $188.8 million so far. It has additionally collected $560 million internationally for a current global total of $748.8 million. The movie is projected to cross $1 billion mark in no time.
In other news, Wan recently revealed that "Justice League" director and "Aquaman" executive producer Zack Snyder gave his thumbs up to a directors cut of "Aquaman". "Yeah, I showed Zack my Directors Cut pretty much right after I finished it and he gave me his thumbs up. He was really complementary about it," Wan said during a Q&A with Collider.
He continued sharing, "He basically gave his blessing to me to go finish the movie, because he knew how huge of an undertaking I had with the visual effects. What he saw was a lot of blue screen, a lot of pre-viz and a lot of storyboards. You photograph your storyboard's and you cut it into the film and so it was very very rough and crude. But, I think the human element is there that played and I think he and Debbie [Snyder] were very complementary about it. They gave us their blessing."