It didn’t take Warner Bros. long to greenlight a sequel for Aquaman. The project was already reported to be in early development in December and later it was confirmed that the studio was working on getting Wan back for Aquaman 2. but it was also stated that the director would oversee the development of the project through the selection of writers and later make a decision on whether he’d direct the sequel or not based on the script.
Now it looks like Warner Bros. have found its writer with David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. The Wrap exclusively broke the news that the Writer who’s had a long collaboration with Wan will be penning the script.
The first Aquaman movie was co-written by Johnson-McGoldrick with Will Beall based on a story by Geoff Johns, Beall, and James Wan.
Johnson-McGoldrick has writing credits for quite a few Horror titles such as The Orphan, The Conjuring 2, and the upcoming The Conjuring 3.
Though Wan is not yet attached as the director he is producing Aquaman 2 along with Peter Safran.
Aquaman was a banger at the box office earning over $1.12 billion worldwide and becoming Warner Bros. second highest grossing title of all-time and is also the first DC movie to have crossed the $1billion mark since 2012’s Dark Knight Rises. It seems evident that the studio would prioritize Aquaman titles over other DC titles.
Just recently, it was announced that another title called The Trench, an Aquaman spin-off was in the works. The script will be penned by Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald.
The spin-off will be a horror DC title which would explore the new beast character from DC Comics mythology. The main cast from Aquaman won’t be involved in this spin-off and the project’s budget is also set at a low-bar. The project is yet to find its director and cast.
Aquaman 2 does not have a release date assigned yet.
Source: The Wrap
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