He might have tried and failed to create a script for Justice League, but Will Beall did not allow that setback to dictate his career path. The scribe went on to successfully craft the new installment for Aquaman. With the critics and fans still up in arms over the double fiasco that was Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice followed in quick succession by Suicide Squad, DC are in desperate need of an upturn in fortune and judging by Beall's recent comments, they believe a lighter tone is the key ingredient.
Attending the TCA 2017 where he talked about a number of subjects including the CBS television series Training Day, Beall outlined how a change in aesthetics and character development will allow the franchise to start fresh with the audience. Much will be made of Jason Momoa's portrayal, which should make for an easy transition if Wonder Woman and Justice League hit the ground running.
Beall: Director's Vision To Drive A Common Theme
Speaking to Collider, Beall explained that director James Wan has a clear plan how to execute the picture and that above all else gives him the confidence that the project will work out.
“It’s going to be fun, it’s going to be really fun," began Beall. "What we’ve come up with and James (Wan) especially — he has a really clear idea of the tone he’s going to have, and I think Aquaman is one that’s going to blow people’s minds, not just visually, but I think the story and the scope of it is really great.”
While the character has yet to become a mainstay in the DC world, Beall believes the technology available in 2017 makes it possible.
“What’s interesting is that you couldn’t have done it before," the screenwriter argued. "You know, you could do Batman in 1988, but now you have the technology, and it’s going to be cool.”
More Pop Than Flop For JL
Without wanting to beef up expectations too much for the film, Beall carried a similar amount of enthusiasm for the movie that ditched his writing services via the Justice League. Joining all the heroes together, this will provide a soft opening for Aquaman to be introduced before given the stand alone platform.
“I think Justice League again is, what you’re going to see — I hope I’m not going to get in trouble for saying this — but it’s much more fun, much poppier, than … I haven’t seen Wonder Woman yet, but Batman vs Superman was a little more somber," said Beall. "But Justice League is a lot more fun. And I think that feels to me like the direction those movies are heading now.”