We’ve learned when Aquaman hits Digital and Blu-ray and there’s even been spinoff news already, but there’s been no updates about a sequel yet. TheWrap says that changes today as word has come in that Warner Bros. Pictures has hired an Aquaman sequel writer. According to the site, frequent James Want collaborator David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick will pen the follow-up.
Johnson-McGoldrick co-wrote the first Aquaman movie with Will Beall, based on a story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Beall. The movie has grossed $328.4 million domestically and $792.5 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $1.12 billion.
In addition to Aquaman, Johnson-McGoldrick’s credits include Orphan, Wrath of the Titans, The Conjuring 2, The Walking Dead, and The Conjuring 3.
From director James Wan comes Aquaman, the origin story of half-surface dweller, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry that 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. The action-packed adventure spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, and stars Jason Momoa in the title role.
The Aquaman cast also includes Amber Heard (Justice League, Magic Mike XXL) as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey, Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Spider-Man 2) as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne, Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring films, Watchmen) as Orm/Ocean Master, the present King of Atlantis, Dolph Lundgren (The Expendables films) as Nereus, King of the Atlantean tribe Xebel, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Baywatch, The Get Down) as the revenge-seeking Black Manta, and Oscar winner Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Lion) as Arthur’s mom, Atlanna. Also featured are Ludi Lin (Power Rangers) as Captain Murk, an Atlantean Commando, and Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, Green Lantern) as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.