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Now, as any good internet troll (or increasingly authoritarian president) knows, there's no such thing as bad attention. Indeed, there's an argument to be made that the main goal of being a jackass via social media and comments sections (or the White House briefing room) may actually be to garner "bad" attention, in the form of outrage and a livid response of some kind. The bonus of others somehow agreeing is largely just gravy at that point.

As such, it really shouldn't surprise us when trolls (whether on Twitter or in Mar-a-Lago) say ridiculous things in relation to perfectly normal statements, since misconstruing actual logic is one of the most effective ways to get most folks all riled up. Speaking of which:

'Aquaman' Director James Wan Just Got Shouted At By DC Fans (For No Reason)

[Credit: DC Comics]
[Credit: DC Comics]

It all started when , the man tasked with bringing 's distinctive take on to the big screen in 2018, responded to a question on Twitter about the aquatic heroes traditional comic book sidekick, Aqualad, in determinedly polite fashion:

Which, somewhat inevitably, led to fellow Twitterers responding with (possibly tongue-in-cheek) dismay:

To which Wan, being a professional film director and all, offered up a slice of pretty darned persuasive logic: With film fans having not yet met Aquaman, he suggested, it would be a little much to throw Aqualad into the mix right away. The only problem? Wan expressed that thought via the medium of a metaphor...

...and, somewhat inevitably, a small section of the internet didn't get that at all:

Which, because James Wan apparently hasn't yet had his heart paved with the requisite stone to survive social media, led to the director being mildly yet politely infuriated:

Which is actually a pretty perfect response when you think about it, especially since the Twitterer to whom he was responding was totally on board with Wan's bit:

All of which should teach us all three key lessons: 1) All Batman-related analogies and metaphors will be misconstrued by at least one person on the internet, 2) Twitter trolls are a pain in the butt, even when they don't have access to nuclear codes, and 3) Aqualad almost certainly isn't going to be turning up in the anytime soon.

But, then again, we already knew all of that, right?

What do you think, though? Are you upset that we won't be seeing Aqualad in Aquaman? Let us know below!

(Sources: Uproxx)


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