The Brave And The Bold: “Night Gods”
If keeping James Wan in the DC family means keeping him tied to Aquaman, we’re lucky the hero has already had a couple of horror-themed adventures in DC Comics. We already got a taste of “The Trench,” which was first introduced in Geoff Johns’ New 52 storyline named after the twisted creatures. It wasn’t the first time a freaky undersea army was discovered, however, as Aquaman once waged war with the undead underwater.
Arkham Asylum: A Serious House On Serious Earth
James Wan has already expressed he’s interested in directing a Batman feature, albeit with a bit of a twist. His idea was to make the hero scarier, and while his concept is good, it could be a tough sell to a mainstream audience. That said, there is an acclaimed horror Batman comic adventure that could make for a great movie, and give Wan a chance to direct The Dark Knight.
One of DC Comics’ most iconic stories, Blackest Night tells the tale of the Black Lanterns and their battle against the Lantern Corps and others in the DC universe. Various dead superheroes come back from the dead, and take on living heroes thanks to the help of the Black power rings. The event was certainly an entertaining time in DC Comics, but could it possibly be adapted into a big-screen adaptation?
Swamp Thing Annual: Volume 2
DC Universe has already locked down James Wan as an executive producer for the Swamp Thing series. That means the seed is already planted to bring him on for a Swamp Thing feature film, provided that’s something Warner Bros. is looking to pursue. If that’s a possibility, it would be a travesty not to have the director tackle the events of Swamp Thing Annual: Volume 2.
Hellblazer: “Son Of Man”
John Constantine has already gotten a big screen adaptation, and he’s currently a presence on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. That may lessen the likelihood he gets a new iteration of his character, but DC is somewhat unconcerned about putting multiple versions of characters out there, especially when it comes to films. With James Wan dabbling in the concept of the afterlife in his films and demonic possession, “Son Of Man” feels like the perfect adventure.