James Wan On An ‘Aquaman’ Sequel & Further Venturing Into Superhero Films

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Director James Wan says it’s too early to talk about a sequel and may be “superhero’d out” after directing Aquaman.

Aquaman is getting great first reactions from critics and fans, so some of you are already starting to wonder if there could be a sequel. With every big blockbuster film, a sequel is kind of expected, especially when actors and directors sign these huge multi-film contracts. From the looks of it, I think we’re going to have to wait until the film finishes its box office run to find out.

During the Aquaman press tour, I asked James Wan if he had any ideas for a sequel and he had this to say:

Q: “Jason Momoa has stated that he has some ideas for the sequel. Do you have any ideas and would you return for a sequel if this is successful?”

A: “I’m sure Jason has many thoughts. His brain is always firing. I don’t have anything to add to that question… it’s way to early to talk about anything.”

When Wan became tight-lipped on sequel info, I decided to ask him if he wanted to direct any other character before he chose to direct Aquaman and his answer was yeah, but he’s pretty “superhero’d out” after this one. 

Q: “Were there any other comic book properties that you would have liked to tackle before you unded up with Aquaman?”

A: “In the past like most people I love the idea of directing Batman, but a horror version of Batman. That would be a potential fantasy of mine, but I feel like he’s been done quite a fair bit. But, I do love the idea of doing an outright scary Batman. I feel like that’d be really cool. But, I don’t know… I feel like I got a little bit superhero’d out on this film, so I’m not quite sure if I necessarily want to venture further into the superhero territory down the line, but we’ll see.”

Do you want to see James Wan return for an Aquaman sequel or would you like to see him further venture into the worlds of DC? Sound off in the comments section below!

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.

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.

Aquaman will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018.

Nathaniel Brail

Nathaniel Brail

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