James Wan Says ‘Aquaman 2’ Will Be More Serious Than First Film

The sequel will be more relevant to our present than the first film.

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Aquaman director James Wan has said that the second film in the franchise will be more serious than the first.

Aquaman was a film that blew audiences away back in 2018. While critics were divided on it, everyone seemed to agree that it was a fun film and it ended up grossing well over $1B worldwide. A sequel was quickly put into the works with James Wan returning as director.

Details on the upcoming Aquaman film are currently being kept under wraps but James Wan has given us a few hints as to what to expect. Before the DC FanDome panel, he already said that fans can expect more horror sequences like The Trench scene in the film but has now given us a better idea as to what the tone of the film will be like. During DC FanDome’s Aquaman panel, James Wan revealed that the film will be more serious than the first:

What do you all make of these comments? Would you like to see an Aquaman film that is more serious and relevant to our present? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Here’s the official synopsis for James Wan’s Aquaman:

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.

Aquaman is available on Digital HD, 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Aquaman 2 and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

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