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Good News, Jason Momoa Fans: Aquaman 2 Is Reportedly In Development

Good News, Jason Momoa Fans: Aquaman 2 Is Reportedly In Development

Fans of the DC universe, hold on to your hero masks. Fans of Jason Momoa... well, you can get excited too, because it's been reported that a sequel to the highly-popular Aquaman is happening.

After the film became the first in the DC Extended Universe - DC's equivalent to Marvel's hugely successful MCU, the Marvel Cinematic Universe - to earn $1 billion at the global box office, it's easy to see why the studios might want the dream team behind the first movie to make a follow-up.

And sure enough, sources have told Deadline that there's only one director wanted by studio bosses: James Wan, who helmed the first film. No surprise there, then.

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However, the entertainment news outlet also claims Wan won't return until he sets his eyes on a script - which, you'd have to presume, will need to be pretty good.

The 41-year-old Australian was the director that pushed Furious 7 to success back in 2015, with the film grossing over $1 billion, so there are additional obvious reasons why Warner Bros. and DC Films would want him back.

James Wan directed The Conjuring 1 and 2. Credit: PA Images
James Wan directed The Conjuring 1 and 2. Credit: PA Images

Deadline explains that Warner Bros. is currently trying to 'court' Wan into coming back to the franchise, while sources told the online news site that the current plan in discussion is for him to oversee the sequel's development and choice of writers, before making a decision on whether to direct.

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But things are still up in the air - without a script or confirmed director, there isn't really much Aquaman 2 action yet. Still, watch this space.

Of course, none of this has stopped the film's star Jason Momoa from voicing his opinion on what he'd like to see in a sequel.

In an interview with Collider, Momoa was asked which other DC character he'd like to see in a second film, and he said: "I think Wonder Woman would be pretty rad. Flash and Wonder Woman would be my first two. I don't want to pick one, so I'll pick two."

Jason Momoa. Credit: PA
Jason Momoa. Credit: PA
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In the first film Momoa plays Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman - the half-human, half-Atlantean true heir to the throne of Atlantis.

The film, released in the UK in November 2018, became the biggest DC Extended Universe film since Batman: The Dark Knight - which earned itself $1.09 billion back in 2012.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros and DC Films

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, Aquaman, UK Entertainment

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