It’s been one hell of a ride for Aquaman since it’s release in December. The James Wan directed Warner Bros. film that focuses on the king of Atlantis has had an amazing run in theaters. So far it has grossed $1.12 billion worldwide, becoming the studio’s first billion dollar box office hit since The Dark Knight Rises. It’s also the first billion dollar film from any other studio other than Disney since Transformers: Age of Extinction back in 2014.
With so much success it was only a matter of time before we got word about a sequel. Today TheWrap is reporting that David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick has been signed to write the Aquaman sequel. He co-wrote the first Aquaman with Will Beall that was based on a story by Geoff Johns, Beall and James Wan. Peter Safran and Wan are producing. Johnson-McGoldrick has worked on other films like The Conjuring 2, The Conjuring 3, Dungeons and Dragons and Orphan.
News of the Aquaman sequel come a few days from Warner Bros. announcing that they are developing a Aquaman spin-off film that is based on The Trench. Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald have been hired to write the script about the underseas kingdom in the Marianas Trench. This film was also going to be produced by Wan and Safran.
It will be interesting to see where they take Aquaman from here. Will we see the rise of Black Manta? Or maybe the arrival of the Dead King? One problem with Aquaman is that he does not have that many well known foes. What do you think an Aquaman sequel should center around? Let us know in the comment section below!
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