It was recently reported that Aquaman star and Arthur Curry himself, Jason Momoa, had already talked about ideas he’d have for a potential Aquaman sequel. With James Wan’s DC project set to hit theaters in about two months, as is the case with most, if not all comic book adaptations on the big or small screen, there’s always speculation on what could happen in a potential sequel or follow-up. Well, hold your horses, folks. The first film has to be released and stick the landing with audiences.
And for Aquaman, if their appetites are wet enough when they walk out of theaters, then it’s probably a given that Warner Bros. and DC alike would want to give the green light to an Aquaman sequel in the same way that other comic book properties do, especially if the studio manages to secure the same director for the follow-up. And James Wan is no exception here, as the horror director revealed in a recent interview with Total Film just what sort of ideas he would want to explore in a potential Aquaman sequel.
“There’s definitely stories, even within the world we’ve created, that you can actually see other storylines as well. There’s the Aquaman story, but then there’s the stories of the seven different kingdoms as well. I think those would be very fun to explore.”
And indeed, when you’re under the sea, the world is literally your oyster and there’s tons of fertile… well, not really ground, but I guess underwater life, to explore. Maybe a follow-up to Aquaman could potentially devote additional time to Mera or Black Manta, depending on how much they’re showcased here? Maybe we get Aqualad, since it was already said awhile ago that he’s not a part of this film.
But it definitely seems like James Wan has a lot of ideas swimming around in his head, so we’ll have to ultimately wait and see if, after casting a lure with the DC film, audiences grab the bait and hold on so tight that they’re asking to see more of Arthur Curry and life under the sea. But what do you think? Based on what we’ve seen for the plot of this film so far, what aspects of Aquaman lore would you want to see explored in a potential sequel? Let us know in the comments below.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman.
The film will swim into theaters on December 21, 2018.