While Aquaman is still a few days away from its domestic December 21 release, it’s impressive opening at the Chinese box office has already created a lot of buzz among DC fans. The film earned $94 million in its opening weekend, which is the highest opening total for any Warner Bros. film in China. Rumors of a possible sequel have already begun hitting the web.
During an interview with Variety at Aquaman’s premiere event, when director James Wan was asked if he has already been roped in for a sequel film, he confirmed that he has not signed any other Aquaman film.
“How many Aquamans have you signed up to do?” the Variety reporter asked Wan to which he replied, “This is my only one that I have signed to do.”
Wan said the reporter that it was better not to talk about the sequel until Aquaman gets a worldwide release.
“Let’s not talk about a sequel before this one’s even come out yet!” the director added.
It is likely that Warner Bros. might be waiting to gauge the audience’s reaction to the film and its financial performance before officially re-signing Wan for a sequel. The studio did the same with Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins who was resigned for Wonder Woman 1984 only after Wonder Woman became a big financial success. Earlier this week, WB also officially inked a deal with Doctor Strange filmmaker Scott Derrickson to direct that movie’s sequel.
A report published by The Hollywood Reporter earlier this month claimed that WB’s executive Toby Emmerich has already begun preliminary discussions about a sequel, though the report acknowledged that the studio hasn’t hired a writer yet.
Aquaman stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, and Dolph Lundgren. The film will splash down into theaters on December 21, 2018.
— Variety (@Variety) December 13, 2018
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