Warner Bros. Pictures and DC’s Aquaman hasn’t even surfaced in U.S. theaters yet, however, talks may already be underway regarding a sequel film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, tracking for an extremely strong opening is giving Warner Bros. the confidence to begin discussions on a follow-up film. THR writes, “According to strong early tracking, the film is expected to earn an impressive $65 million in its domestic debut and top Mary Poppins Returns and Transformers spinoff Bumblebee. That number gave Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich enough confidence to begin talks on a sequel (though no writer has been commissioned yet).”
The film had a monstrous opening overseas earning $94 million in China and making it the biggest opening for a Warner Bros./DC film ever for the country. With projections for the U.S. opening looking strong, the overwhelmingly positive initial reactions from film critics, it’s no wonder that Warner Bros. is jumping at the chance to begin planning for a sequel.
Jason Momoa reprises his role in the DC Universe as Arthur Curry (aka. Aquaman, half-human, half-Atlantean and King of the Seven Seas, ruler of Atlantis). The film also stars Amber Heard (as Mera), Patrick Wilson (as the villainous Orm/Ocean Master), Temuera Morrison (as Tom Curry), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (as Black Manta), Nicole Kidman (as Queen Atlanna), Dolph Lundgren (as King Nereus) and Oscar-nominee Willem Dafoe (as Nuidis Vulko).
Aquaman is directed by James Wan. Peter Safran is producing along with Zack and Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
The official film synopsis reads as follows:
[row]“From Warner Bros. Pictures and director, James Wan comes an action-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.”[/row]
Aquaman will splash down into theaters on December 21, 2018. Amazon Prime members also have an opportunity to see the film one week early. You can find all the details regarding the early screening HERE.
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