Some filmmakers may become sullen or defensive when they discuss their work on social media. James Wan simply asks for your decency.
Wan is the director of Aquarius, The latest DCEU release that was opened this month for medium-sized reviews, but a monstrous box office.
The submarine adventure, with Jason Momoa in the lead, just regained the home weekend in the second week of release with a take of US $ 51.6 million, according to Sunday estimates – and has scored more than US $ 750 million worldwide.
So though Aquarius could soon be the best scoring movie of the DC universe, some fans apparently still have the need to look for opponents.
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"I have noticed that some people are being harassed by some fans because they do not like AQM", tweeted Wan Sunday night (USA). "Please do not do that."
That is "not the kind of support I want", added Wan, whose biggest hit is Furious 7 (US $ 1.52 billion gross worldwide). "Be respectful."
And although Wan is tolerant to opponents, he has no time for the vitriol.
"It's good not to like my movie," he twittered to his more than 225,000 followers, "but there's no need to attack me personally, or tag me in hate." Peace. "
I have noticed that some people are harassed by some fans because they do not like AQM. Please do not do that. Not the kind of support that I want. Be respectful. Conversely, I do not like my movie, but it is not necessary to attack me personally or hate me. Peace✌️
– James Wan (@creepypuppet) December 30, 2018
Wan takes a measured approach to respond to the type of blowback that follows so many franchise films.
The actor Ahmed Best tweeted last summer that because of the harsh criticism he received two decades ago for playing Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels, he considered suicide.
different Star Wars actors such as Kelly Marie Tran (who also goes through Loan Tran) and Daisy Ridley, have sworn in social media after the repercussions. Tran was bullied online after representing Rose Tico – the first leader Star Wars role played by a woman of color – in The Last Jedi; in August she wrote that she claimed her story.
Also this last summer, Last Jedi writer-director Rian Johnson removed 20,000 tweets and explained that he did not want to post potential cattle feed as "trolls that investigate because ammunition is new to normal".