There are still two more months until Aquaman will be released in theatres, but people are already talking about a potential sequel.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
Seeing as Warner Bros movie adaptions of DC Comics so far have not been the most successful, (with Wonder Woman being an exception) the studio is hoping the latest DC Extended Universe film will be a success.
Such a success in fact, that an Aquaman sequel could be in the cards…? At least according to director James Wan and star, Jason Momoa that is.
Wan told TotalFilm Magazine that he’d like to explore other aspects within the world of Aquaman:
There’s definitely stories, even within the world we’ve created, that you can actually see other storylines as well. There’s the Aquaman story, but then there are the stories of the seven different kingdoms as well. I think those would be very fun to explore.
Apparently, Momoa already has an idea for Aquaman 2, and had it as early as the during the shooting for the first movie. Talking to TotalFilm, he said:
Even when we were shooting Aquaman, I have the opening of Aquaman 2 ready. I went in and pitched it to producer Peter Safran, and I pitched it to Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich. They loved it. It’s awesome…But yeah, I have plans for Aquaman 2.
But seeing as the movie has yet to be released, and we have no way of knowing how well it will be received, there’s still not much chance they can plan a sequel.
Wan, who’s also worked in Fast and Furious 7, told to Comicbook.com that he finds it essential to have the chance “to bring my own stamp, my own visual aesthetic, create the characters.”
“Even though Jason has somewhat been established Justice League,” he continued. “I wanted to bring his character into this, basically, fresh in a lot of ways.”
Other than Aquaman, which tells the story of Arthur Curry, half-Atlantean and half-Human, the ruler of Atlantis and King of the Seven Seas, torn between trying to protect the two worlds, we can also expect to see movies like Shazam, Wonder Woman 1984, and Birds of Prey, which sees Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn.