director will replace Jay Oliva and director for the sequel: based on the third Aquaman story by Geoff Johns. On the switch of Directors. James Tucker stated that Oliva was busy with to direct the movie, despite having helped out a little and storyboarded one of the film's action pieces. In addition to Directing "Assault on Arkham", Oliva was Producer/ Director/ Storyboard artist on the Zack Snyder/ Bruce Timm produced "Superman 75" anniversary short. Oliva then directed the film before working on Zack Snyder's "Batman V Superman". Oliva returned to directing for Warner Bros. Animation with .
“The NYU we know today — the NYU that attracts the finest students from all over the world, that can go head-to-head to recruit scholars at the top of their fields, that sends more students to study abroad than any other, that is a member of the University Athletic Association — would not have been possible without Jay Oliva,” said Lipton and Sexton in an email to the NYU community. “He was a key engineer of the transformation of NYU.”