Filmmaker James Wan has confirmed that despite the promising box-office estimates, the success of the film in China and the strong reviews, he has not been signed up for a sequel to the DC Comics adaptation “Aquaman”.
Wan tells Variety: “This is my only one that I’ve signed up to do. We’ll see. Let’s not talk about sequels before this one’s even come out yet.” Wan spent much of the past two years in production on the underwater superhero adaptation.
The lack of signing up a director for the sequel is familiar to Warners who famously didn’t sign up Patty Jenkins for a “Wonder Woman” sequel and so had to pay out a truckload of money to get her back after the first film proved such a success.
“Aquaman” is tracking for a $65 million opening weekend next weekend, and has already surpassed the entire run of “Wonder Woman” in China. Check out Pitbull’s “Ocean to Ocean” song for the film which heavily samples Toto’s “Africa”.