A new report notes that Warner Bros. has confirmed an Aquaman sequel and announced a tentative release date for the film.
Deadline reports the Aquaman sequel will hit theaters on December 16, 2022. They indicate the film will be written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. McGoldrick co-wrote the first movie with Will Beall. Aquaman director James Wan and Peter Safran will produce the film.
It’s no surprise that Aquaman would get a sequel given that the movie has raked in the cash at the box office. The film has brought in over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office making it the highest grossing DC Comics film property globally. While it performed well at the global box office, it only brought in over $330 million domestically, making it only the fourth highest grossing domestic film based off DC Comics. The film fell behind The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and Wonder Woman. It edged out Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice by around $2 million.
This report for a sequel comes after earlier reports indicating Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment were also working on a spin-off film focused on The Trench. The film is reportedly to be written by Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald and will be a horror-based film. It is not expected to feature the main cast of Aquaman, and will have a much smaller budget compared to other superhero films.
Aquaman director James Wan would weigh in on the possibility of The Trench film saying “Aquaman was always about building a bigger, unique world within itself. There are many adventures within the Seven Seas.” However, he would not confirm whether or not the film was actually happening.
Thank You. What I do in my little corner doesn’t affect other projects from getting made.
Aquaman was always about building a bigger, unique world within itself. There are many adventures within the Seven Seas.
(Now, I’m not saying that this is actually happening) https://t.co/HIypZQq4oa
— James Wan (@creepypuppet) February 12, 2019
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