Just a few months after the earth-shattering success of its prequel at the Box Office, Aquaman 2 is already on the cards of its makers.
According to reports coming from various media outlets, David Leslie Johnson – who wrote the first Aquaman movie – has been tapped to write “Aquaman 2” by the movie’s makers.
One thing which still remains unclear is whether James Wan, who served as director on the first Aquaman movie and is currently in talks with Warner Bros for a new deal, will come back for the follow-up.
2018’s Aquaman fared brilliantly at the Box Office, as it raked in more than $1.1 billion worldwide to become one of the most commercially successful films of the year.
However, it isn’t the success of Aquaman – which is DC’s biggest hit since the release of “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012 – which has made Warner Bros’ mind to get for its sequel.
Instead, as fans of “Aquaman” might remember, talks of its sequel were in the air even before the film hit theatres last year.
Consequently, it should be of no surprise to anyone that a sequel is already in the works, even when “Aquaman” continues to be screened at theatres worldwide.
Success of Aquaman
Weekend Box Office Top 8 for Feb. 8 – Feb. 10, 2019
— BoxOfficeReport.com (@BORReport) February 11, 2019
Ever since the release of “Transformers: Age of Extinction”, no other release from a studio other than Universal or Disney was able to rake in more than $1 billion on release.
Apart from bucking this trend – as “Aquaman has already grossed $1.12 billion worldwide” – the movie is the first billion-dollar hit of Warner Bros in the last 6 years.
Much of the credit of the Box-Office success of Aquaman goes to its opening weekend in China, where it earned a studio-record $94 million on the first weekend.
As a result, when compared with other super-hit movies released last year, Aquaman ($1.1 billion) comes 4th behind the likes of Incredibles 2 ($1.243b), Jurassic World 2 ($1.309b), Black Panther ($1.347b) and Avengers: Infinity War ($2.048b)