With Aquaman set to pass The Dark Knight Rises at the box office this weekend as the number one DC movie, it’s learned a sequel is in development with James Wan wanted back as director.
Details on the sequel include that Warner Bros. is courting James Wan to return, but that they would need to offer him a huge deal to come back. According to Wan’s spokesman, the director won’t return unless the script is good enough. It’s reported Aquaman 2 is considered to be only in development mode until Wan makes a decision.
Wan did include a post-credit scene in Aquaman that left room for a sequel with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II returning as the villain, Black Manta.
Aquaman has a current worldwide gross of $1.075 billion, about ten million shy of passing Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, which made about $1.085 billion back in 2012. James Wan is the only filmmaker to gross over a billion dollars with two different movie studios (Fast and Furious at Universal).
Aquaman also stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren and Temuera Morrison.