The unprecedented success of 2018's Aquaman has definitely helped in restoring the faith of fans in the DC Extended Universe and although the franchise hasn't been that consistent since the critical and box office triumph of the Jason Momoa film has led to Warner Bros.' decision of pushing forward with a sequel.
For now, we still don't know what goes down in Aquaman 2 but considering director James Wan impressed a lot of people with his work on the original, it's pretty safe to assume at this point that he'll be allowed to have more creative control over the sequel's direction.
Speaking of Aquaman 2's overall direction, tipster Daniel Richtman reports (via Patreon) that the upcoming DCEU project will have a change of pace, giving the spotlight to female characters as you guessed it, Mera and possibly Queen Atlanna. According to Richtman, the film could focus primarily on "girl power and feminism."
Nothing has been confirmed yet but this could totally mean that there will be a lesser focus on Arthur Curry's story. Personally, the potential of the Atlantean King getting sidetracked in favor of the female characters doesn't excite me.
Don't get me wrong, it'll be cool to see Mera get a more prominent role in the sequel but they put so much effort into building Aquaman as a serious character in the first film and we need to maintain that. This new rumor also seems to support previous reports saying that Amber Heard is set for an upgraded role in the franchise so we'll just have to wait and see what happens next.
Aquaman 2 is in active development.
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