Wilson first played the president in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was just released this past weekend. He doesn’t actually appear in the film, simply providing the voice of the character without ever being seen on screen. It seems, however, that Aquaman director James Wan is interested in having him reprise his role in person for that film.
Batman v Superman is far from Wilson’s first foray into the superhero genre. He previously starred in 2009’s Watchmen, which was also directed by Dawn of Justice‘s Zack Snyder. Wilson has also worked extensively with Wan, appearing in several of the director’s horror films:
After all, director James Wan has worked with Wilson on films like The Conjuring, Insidious and the upcoming The Conjuring 2. Are we going to see Wilson return for Wan’s upcoming Aquaman?
“You just might!” Wan told CS when we asked him exactly that at this weekend’s WonderCon in Downtown Los Angeles.
Aquaman is set to star Jason Momoa, who made a brief debut as the title character in Batman v Superman, and will follow upcoming DC Cinematic Universe entries Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League Part One and The Flash. Of course, Wan is no stranger to complex continuities having directed films in both the Saw and The Fast and the Furious franchises, but we also asked him about the challenges of building onto a growing cinematic continuity.
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