The studio chose David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the first film, to begin writing a new installment.
Almost two months after opening his billion-dollar coup. AquamanWarner Bros. is starting to piece together for a sequel.
The studio chose David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the first film, to begin writing a new installment, The Hollywood Reporter Has confirmed.
James Wan, who directed the first film and worked with Johnson-McGoldrick in The spell 2, He is making a deal to return as a producer, like Peter Safran. It is not clear at this stage if Wan would return as director.
Aquaman opened in December at $ 67.8 million and has earned $ 1.12 billion worldwide. It's Warner Bros. First DC movie that exceeds $ 1 billion since 2012 The dark knight gets up.
The hiring of Johnson-McGoldrick finally gets a sequel to the development, with such a long wait after a successful launch, a rarity in modern Hollywood. In some cases, studies begin to develop follow-ups even before a franchise image is developed. In many cases, it could be the Monday after a massive opening or during the first week that studios and filmmakers meet to discuss the sequel.
But in AquamanIn Wan's case, Wan was in no hurry to jump again (and has not yet committed to directing at this stage), and the studio did not want to pressure him or his collaborators.
Ironically, the study was easier (just a little) to put in development a Aquaman split and hire a duo of writers to develop a project of terror entitled The ditch, which one THR Revealed last week.
Johnson-McGoldrick co-wrote the Aquaman Screenplay with Will Beall (Gangster Squad), with Geoff Johns receiving a credit history along with Beall and Wan. He is restated by Paradigm.
The envelope First I wrote about the hiring of Johnson-McGoldrick.