You know how it goes. A movie comes out, does well at the box office, and after some time has passed, the studio and director eventually come to terms on how the director will come back if the studio decides to greenlight a sequel. Such is the case with Aquaman. While Jason Momoa and director James Wan have both discussed potential ideas to explore in an Aquaman sequel, Wan revealed that he isn’t signed on for any follow-ups to Arthur Curry’s solo adventure just yet.
It makes sense. The movie has only just come out, and it hasn’t even been released in the United States yet. While Aquaman has already made big waves overseas and it would seem like a given that Wan, who will also have a hand in the Swamp Thing series on DC Universe, would come back for an Aquaman sequel, he revealed in a recent interview with Variety that, so far, he’s only signed on for the current film. He then stressed that let’s not talk about sequels yet when the first film hasn’t even been released worldwide just yet. Hard to argue with that.
Here, have a look at James Wan briefly discussing how the Aquaman question in the video below:
— Variety (@Variety) December 13, 2018
If Aquaman turns into a critical and financial success, then it’s all but likely that James Wan would indeed be asked to return for a sequel. But he would have major clout and bargaining chips as well. After all, Patty Jenkins wasn’t immediately signed on to come back for Wonder Woman 1984. And looking at Marvel Studios, Scott Derrickson was only just recently announced that he’d be returning to direct the follow-up to Doctor Strange.
See, it’s all about the negotiation tactics. If the director delivers a successful product, then if they would like to come back, it’s likely that they would. And in James Wan’s case, given his history with Warner Bros. already combined with how well audiences are reacting to Aquaman, he could have some leverage if there are certain places that he and Jason Momoa want to take the story.
What do you think of all this? Would you want to see James Wan return to direct a potential Aquaman story? Let us know in the comments below.
Aquaman will swim into U.S. theaters on December 21, 2018.
‘Aquaman’: New Photos Offers Close Look At The Costumes, Weapons, & Creatures
Heroic Hollywood has unveiled new photos from the Aquaman press junket, offering fans a close look at the costumes, weapons, and creatures in the DC film.
Jason Momoa's first cinematic solo outing as Aquaman will arrive in theaters next month and the recent press junket from Warner Bros. Pictures included a gallery of several items featured in the project. Among the items on display are a trident that belongs to Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry, Willem Dafoe's Vulko costume, an important map, and bits of the underwater creatures.
You can check out the first Aquaman press junket photo below. Make sure to click on the "Next" button to see the rest of the photos from the gallery.
Here is the official synopsis for the Aquaman movie starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-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 will be released in theaters on December 21, 2018. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of Aquaman and the DC Extended Universe, and make sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood's YouTube channel for more content!