Aquaman 2: Sequel Already in Early Growth
Warner Bros.’ new DC movie Aquaman has but to hit theaters, however the studio is bullish sufficient on the film that they’ve begun very preliminary discussions about Aquaman 2. This isn’t solely unusual—Aquaman is clearly meant to launch a franchise, and studios like to have the ability to strike whereas the iron is sizzling. However Aquaman can be a singular case given how considerably Warner Bros. has refocused its strategy to DC Comics variations, so Aquaman 2 was definitely not assured.
To be truthful, it nonetheless isn’t. The movie nonetheless must carry out effectively sufficient to warrant the follow-up, however in THR’s profile on co-star Amber Heard—who performs Mera within the comedian ebook adaptation—the outlet experiences that early field workplace tacking gave Warner Bros. Photos Group chairman Toby Emmerich “sufficient confidence to start talks on a sequel.” To be clear, a author hasn’t but been commissioned, nevertheless it seems inside deliberations have begun as to how Aquaman 2 may match into their upcoming slate.
These monitoring numbers have the movie opening at $65 million home, which might be the bottom opening for one in every of these new DC movies, but in addition a promising begin for A. A “foolish” new superhero not named Superman or Marvel Lady and B. Opening within the midst of the vacation season. Certainly, the movie’s December launch date means WB shall be paying shut consideration to the movie’s efficiency within the weeks following its opening, since households are inclined to flock to theaters all through the Christmas/New Yr’s body.
Aquaman itself marks one thing of the top of an period for DC Movies. As we all know, Zack Snyder was initially spearheading the entire shebang, directing Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice and Justice League, in addition to producing and co-writing Marvel Lady and serving to information early improvement on Aquaman and The Flash. That’s about so far as he acquired, nevertheless, as Snyder was faraway from Justice League throughout post-production in early 2017 and Warner Bros. has been making an attempt to course-correct ever since.
When James Wan got here on to direct Aquaman, he reworked the story himself and introduced in his personal collaborator David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick to co-write the script. Certainly, Wan even has a “Story by” credit score on Aquaman, so that is clearly his movie. Nonetheless, Snyder first forged Momoa and sure had some enter within the early days of the movie’s improvement, so Aquaman is likely one of the final Warner Bros. DC movies being launched that Snyder at the very least had a hand in placing on the slate. Different future movies like Birds of Prey and Joker had been developed after Snyder left.
So that is excellent news. Versus Justice League, which Warner Bros. is basically now going to fake by no means occurred (RIP these Darkseid plans for Justice League 2), it seems Aquaman turned out effectively sufficient that they’d wish to make a sequel—once more, if the field workplace numbers justify it. We’ll discover out quickly sufficient when the film hits theaters on December 21st.
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