Despite some recent chatter online that Aquaman 2 wasn’t in development at Warner Bros., even though TheHollywoodReporter posted an article from December already debunking that theory and revealed some early development in-house. There is now, even more, reporting backing up that an Aquaman sequel is indeed in development.

TheWrap now reports that Aquaman screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick is being tasked to pen the sequel’s script.

Frequent James Wan collaborator David Leslie Johnson McGoldrick has been tapped to write the “Aquaman” sequel, TheWrap has exclusively learned.

James Wan is said to be waiting on a decent script before agreeing to direct Aquaman 2, the director was only contracted to make one film giving him a lot of negotiating power when it comes to sequels. A production timetable or release date has yet to be announced, which makes sense without a completed script or James Wan signed-on.

Aquaman has earned an impressive $1.1 billion globally, making it the highest-grossing DC Comics film at the studio recently surpassing The Dark Knight Rises. It’s not surprising that a sequel and a spin-off are now in the works.

James Wan is also producing a spin-off film The Trench that will be penned by Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald, a modestly budgeted horror film focused on the monstrous amphibian creatures from the movie according to TheHollywoodReporter.


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