Deadline is reporting that development is on going for an Aquaman sequel. Following the over one billion dollar haul of the first movie it was clear Warner Bros. would be looking to start work on a sequel.
It’s now been reported that David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick has been tapped to pen the sequel. Johnson-McGoldrick is credited as a co-writer on the first movie. It’s unclear at this stage if Will Beal will also return to co-write the movie.
The trade is also reporting that the sequel based on The Trench will also feature Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in some capacity. It is reported that the focus will be placed on a “beast who is new in DC Comics mythology” attacking our aquatic heroes.
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Aquaman stars Jason Momoa in the title role of Arthur Curry/Aquaman. The film also stars Amber Heard as Mera; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe as Vulko; Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry; Dolph Lundgren as Nereus; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta; with Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master; and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman as Atlanna.
The film is being produced by Peter Safran, with Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.