James Wan Says Aquaman 2 Will Be More Serious and Grounded in Our Modern World
During DC FanDome’s Aquaman panel, James Wan and Patrick Wilson reflected on the first movie but still managed to slip in a few details about the anticipated sequel. The most important thing Wan revealed was that the sequel would be more serious and grounded in our world.
“I would say the sequel will be a little more serious and a little more relevant to the world we’re living in today,” Wan said.
When he asked Wilson what he was looking forward to, the actor replied he wanted to see more worlds. Naturally, Wan assured him there will be plenty of new unique places to explore once the sequel finally rolls around.
Aquaman became the biggest success for the DC films, which have a history of faltering at the box office, with the exception of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. It grossed over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office earning its spot as the highest-grossing DC film of all-time for Warner Bros, and revealed the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry (Momoa) and took him on the journey of his lifetime — one that forced him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman also starred Amber Heard (Justice League, Magic Mike XXL) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Spider-Man 2) as Vulko, counsel to the Atlantean throne; Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring films, Watchmen) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis; Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Baywatch, The Get Down) as the vengeful Black Manta; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Lion) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna. Also starring is Ludi Lin (Power Rangers) as Captain Murk, Atlantean Commando, and Temeura Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Green Lantern) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.
Aquaman 2 is still scheduled to hit theaters on December 16, 2022.