The advance tracking for Aquaman correctly predicted it would be a hit.
Aquaman has grossed $1.1 billion worldwide, making it the second highest grossing Warner Bros. title of all-time and the first DC title since 2012's Dark Knight Rises to cross that monumental mark at the B.O. Now, work on the sequel is about to get under way.
According to the Wrap, Aquaman co-writer, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, will be returning to pen the sequel for DC.
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.
Johnson-McGoldrick writing credits include The Orphan, The Conjuring 2, and the upcoming The Conjuring 3. However, it's now unclear if Wan intends to direct the sequel as well.
It might seem like a leftfield move, given the bright new direction that Aquaman lent the DC Extended Universe, but a pivot to the horror genre is already in motion at Sony, which oversees Marvel's X-Men franchise; The New Mutants is due August 2019, proposing a much scarier take on the traditional training academy set-up. Within Aquaman, the Trench were the feral humanoid sea monsters who attacked Arthur and Mera near the end of their quest. Wan and Safran will produce "The Trench", which is being developed as a lower-cost version of "Aquaman" without the main cast involved.
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