Earlier today, Warner Bros. confirmed that James Wan will direct their DC Comics adaptation Aquaman, which the filmmaker had reportedly been circling for some time. As it turns out, the filmmaker also closed a deal to direct another project he's been eyed for, Sony Pictures' live action Robotech adaptation. Before both of those projects start filming, though, James Wan will shoot The Conjuring 2 this fall, which has already been slated for release on June 10, 2016.
While the director's busy shooting schedule has yet to be confirmed, it seems likely that Aquaman will go into production first, since it is further along in the development process. The director will oversee screenwriter Kurt Johnstad's work on the script, although with his schedule for The Conjuring 2, he likely won't be able to start production on his next movie until the spring of 2016. Aquaman already has a July 27, 2018 release date in place, which would give the filmmaker plenty of time to shoot Aquaman if production does start next year.
Sony's Robotech adaptation got back on track earlier this year, when they brought on screenwriter Michael Gordon and producers Gianni Nunnari and Mark Canton. The project was said to be put on the fast track by Sony in March, but we still don't know for sure if James Wan will shoot Aquaman before Robotech. Sony hasn't set a release date for Robotech at this time, and it isn't known if casting is currently under way.
Robotech is set in a world where humanity has developed a number of massive robots, from the technology found in a crashed alien ship. These robots are put to use when the aliens come back to Earth, seeking out the "protoculture" in the downed alien craft. The project is based on the 1980s animated TV series of the same name, which followed two young pilots, who are responsible for the fate of the planet.