Hollywood director James Wan reveals title of ‘Aquaman’ sequel

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Amber Heard and Jason Momoa as Mera and Aquaman. Image Credit: Supplied

The much-awaited ‘Aquaman’ sequel has finally got its title and it is ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’. Filmmaker James Wan revealed the title on Thursday as the film enters pre-production.

The upcoming project stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, with Amber Heard expected to return as Mera and Patrick Wilson back as Orm, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Director James Wan and cast members Nicole Kidman and Amber Heard pose at the premiere for “Aquaman” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 12, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni Image Credit: REUTERS

The Warner Bros studio took the first step toward the ‘Aquaman’ sequel in February 2019, by bringing back David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick to write the script. The film will be produced by original director James Wan and Peter Safran.

‘Aquaman’ over-performed for Warner Bros, coming in above pre-release projections after launching with $68.7 million in its opening weekend in North America. The title gained momentum in subsequent weeks and hit $330 million in North America and $805 million internationally, led by nearly $300 million in China.

It’s currently the 20th-highest worldwide grosser of all time. Johnson-McGoldrick teamed up with Will Beall on the ‘Aquaman’ script, from a story by Beall, Geoff Johns and Wan. Johnson-McGoldrick began working on the screenplay three years ago after reading ‘Aquaman’ comic books while on the set of Wan’s ‘The Conjuring 2’.

In addition to ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’, Warner Bros has other movies slated for a big release, including ‘The Suicide Squad’, ‘The Batman’, ‘The Flash’, and Warners’ and New Line’s ‘Black Adam’ and ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’. ‘Blue Beetle’, ‘Batgirl’, ‘Supergirl’, ‘Green Lantern Corps’, ‘Static Shock’ and ‘Wonder Woman 3’ are also in the works.

‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ is slated to release on December 16, 2022.