Aquaman director James Wan describes Oscars snub as a “fucking disgrace”

"Our VFX peers in the Academy aren't recognizing or appreciating what you've all contributed to the film."

Aquaman director James Wan has angrily responded after the superhero epic failed to secure an Oscar nod in the VFX nominations.

The DC Comics movie was left in the cold last month when the special effects category was announced, alongside the separate nominations for Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Score.

But it seems that the lack of recognition for the film’s lavish visuals hasn’t gone done too well with director Wan. As ScreenRant first revealed, Wan posted a message on his Facebook page that toasted the success of the film – before he received a congratulatory response from visual effects supervisor Kelvin McIlwain.

Wan wrote in response: “Kelvin, you and your department are the unsung heroes of this film. The fact that your VFX peers in the Academy aren’t recognizing or appreciating what we/you’ve all contributed to the film and cinema is a f****ing disgrace”.

Although Wan’s movie didn’t make the cut, VFX nominations were bagged by the likes of Avengers: Infinity War, Ready Player One, Welcome To Marwen and Mary Poppins Returns. 

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that Warner Bros has already begun talks about developing Aquaman 2. The film, which starred Jason Momoa as the titular hero, has grossed over $866 million (£680 million), securing its spot as the fifth highest grossing film of 2018.