Aquaman 2 is set to begin some form of development soon. The Wrap is reporting that writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (who worked on the first one) has been tapped to write a script for the sequel. James Wan is on board as producer along with Peter Safran. Last year’s Aquaman was written by McGoldrick in collaboration with Will Beall, who following this news appears to not be in the running.
This is probably among the earliest official bits of news we’ve heard for an Aquaman sequel. We know James Wan could be interested in returning assuming he gets the right script. The play then here would be for Johnson to work on a draft and revise it until it satisfies Wan enough to resume directorial duties. It could probably take a few weeks before a first draft arrives.
Aquaman has done phenomenally well in theaters, surpassing first $500 million and then $1 billion. It currently sits at $1.18 billion and is the highest grossing DC Comics based movie of all time, beating Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies The Dark Knight ($1 billion) and The Dark Knight Rises ($1.08 billion) respectively. It has also surpassed Batman v Superman in both domestic and international grosses and is the first non-Disney billion dollar hit since Paramount’s 2014’s Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Aquaman 2 is currently without an official release date.