Many had hoped that James Wan’s Aquaman would be a success, but not even the biggest King of Atlantis fan could have dreamt the Jason Momoa-starrer would top $1 billion at the box office. And with a sequel now confirmed, we have a brief update on that follow-up.
Courtesy of The Wrap, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick has been brought in to begin work on a script treatment for the Aquaman sequel. Johnson-McGoldrick worked alongside Will Beal on the screenplay for last year’s first solo outing for the Marine Marvel. Other than that, his credits include work on the likes of The Walking Dead and Wan’s The Conjuring 2.
Right now, it’s unclear whether Wan himself will actually be back to direct Aquaman 2. Currently, the huge genre favourite is in talks to return as an executive producer along with Peter Safran, although whether he ends up in the director’s chair is uncertain.
If you remember, this past weekend brought news that The WB is already at work on an Aquaman spinoff in addition to the sequel. Said spinoff will be centred on the sinister Trench area seen in the final third of Aquaman.
As ever, expect more on Aquaman 2 and that Trench effort as they continue to develop.