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Director James Wan is a busy man. With "Fast and Furious 7" in 2015, "The Conjuring 2" in 2016 and "Aquaman" slated to release in 2018, Wan is definitely on a roll.

His upcoming DC superhero film might just be one of his most ambitious projects to date and DC fans are already super excited about Wan's bad**s take on the otherwise ridiculed Aquaman.

During a recent interview with Collider, Wan was asked what, according to him, was the reason behind the superhero genre being so popular in Hollywood right now. Here' what he had to say:

"I think a big part of it is because we're finally at the point where we can actually tell these larger than life stories and have the technology to make them work. That's one factor, that we can create these whizz-bang visuals to go with the story and ultimately superheroes say a lot about the society we grow up in. Pretty much all the good superheroes have some kind of social commentary about why they are who they are. It teaches values and so it's a very important thing."

He added: "On one hand it works on a surface level because it's super incredible to watch from a visual feast standpoint but on another level it works on a very human level it works on a very human, emotional level and I think it makes it fun for us."

Wan is currently working on the pre-production for "Aquaman," which is slated to release in July 2018.