Today’s DC news might have been focused on James Wan’s plans to make an Aquaman spinoff based on the frightening trench that Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) and Mera’s (Amber Heard) had to go through to obtain the Trident of Poseidon, but it looks like the updates don’t end there.
An Aquaman sequel is finally moving forward with one of the original co-writers tasked to work on the script for the follow-up. The Wrap has the latest details on Aquaman 2 and according to the publication, Wan’s frequent collaborator David Leslie Johnson McGoldrick is returning to write the script for the DC Extended Universe’s next Aquaman installment.
McGoldrick worked together with Will Beal to write the script for Aquaman, basing their work on a story written by Geoff Johns.
Right now there’s still no word whether Wan is to return for Aquaman 2. Last month, word came out that Warner Brothers was still working on bringing Wan back for the Aquaman sequel – something which didn’t seem quite likely until the studio managed to get a “seaworthy” script for the project. Wan had also expressed reservations about working on Aquaman 2 so early, saying that he wanted to take on new challenges after working on the tentpole movie.
Of course, Warner Brother’s enthusiasm for Aquaman 2 is pretty understandable. Aquaman was overwhelmingly successful, becoming the top-earning film in the DCEU in a month’s time. The studio would probably want to milk everything it can out of an Aquaman trilogy.
Aquaman is currently screening in cinemas.