The king of the seven seas will be returning to the big screen in a sequel to his solo box office SMASHER. Warner Bros has officially set December 16, 2022 as the release date for the Aquaman sequel.
David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick will return to write the follow-up sequel and James Wan and Peter Safran will produce. It is not known yet if James Wan will return to also direct the sequel. The sequel was more than obvious after Aquaman over-performed and blew away expectations at the box office. As Aquaman is currently the 20th-highest worldwide grossing film of all-time.
A spinoff to Aquaman, a horror movie that will be called “The Trench” was announced three weeks ago where James Wan and Peter Sarfan will also produce that. Currently a cast and a director are not attached yet to the project.
It is pretty much inevitable that the billion dollar blockbuster smash Aquaman will get a sequel film. Though nothing is official as of yet, the film its star Jason Momoa or its director James Wan returning we will still be treated to action involving one of the kingdoms of Atlantis.
Warner Bros is bringing one new screenwriters Aidan Fitzgerald and Noah Gardner to pen a script that is horror based and centered around the terrifying creatures that Arthur Curry (Aquaman) and Mera known as the trench. Aquaman director James Wan and Peter Safran are set to produce the project which will be titled The Trench. The film is said to have much more modest budget that the usual tentpole films.
Full details on the project and being kept at the bottom of the sea but what is known of now is that the film will be set in the kingdom of the Trench and the main cast of Aquaman will not be part of the film.
Today we were treated by DC and Warner Bros to a five minute extended video trailer into their upcoming Aquaman starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard directed by James Yan. We see the makings of a full on underwater war waging, a reluctant Arthur Curry coming to terms with his destiny, blaster busting Black Manta scenes a new look on the classic Aquaman suit and so much more.
Give it a look below for yourself and let your thoughts be known
When it was announced that Swamp Thing would be coming to the DC Universe streaming platform and that it would be executive produced by James Wan, many were rightfully excited. The level of anticipation grew higher when it was said the Wan would not on EP the series but he would direct the pilot episode.
Now it is being told that is not the case but don’d fret the person who is stepping up to replace him in the directors chair is more than qualified. Len Wiseman the creator of Underworld has stepped in to replace him. Production is set to begin shooting this Fall in Wilmington, NC.
Wiseman is also credited with Live Free or Die Hard and the Total Recall that starred Colin Ferrell.
The wait is finally over. During the Warner Bros panel at Hall H during San Diego Comic Con we were treated to the first trailer from the James Wan directed, AQUAMAN.
We witness the origin of Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) in how his father Thomas Curry (Temuera Morrison) a lighthouse keeper met Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) and the moment his special abilities became active.
Aquaman is initially running from his destiny as he talks to Queen Mera (Amber Heard) as she informs him of his brother, King Orm’s (Patrick Wilson) plan to wage war on the surface world.
The beauty of life underwater is incredibly captured in this trailer as director James Wan holds up to his promise of “fixing the way the Atlanteans speak under water”. Give this trailer a look for yourself and be prepared to be blown away
As all we know, DC is expanding with its own online streaming service. A couple of the main focuses have been the debut of the live action Titans series and well as the return of the immensely popular Young Justice animated series. Well logos for those two series as well as the animated Harley Quinn series. Also heading to the platform is the superman prequel Metropolis But check out the logos for the aforementioned below.
More news has also surfaced about the new streaming service, as it was announced that Swamp Thing is being developed with director James Wan (Aquaman) set to become the executive producer. It will also have Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Netflix’s Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (It and its forthcoming sequel) who are attached to co-write the script and serve as showrunners on the live-action drama.
Swamp Thing follows what happens when CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus and in the process develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. Abby later discovers that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
The property has been adapted multiple times over the years, that includes two feature films in the 1980s In 1990, a live-action TV series on the USA Network which ran for three seasons, and Fox producing a short-lived animated series in the early 1990s that aired in Canada after it was pulled from the schedule. (Syfy later aired it in syndication.)
The next upcoming film within the DCEU is the Jason Momoa led AQUAMAN has begun its initial test screenings. Now in some instances those can lead to heavy reshoots and restructuring of a film. But in this case the feedback has turned out to be surprisingly positively.
Now according to The Tracking Board editor, Jeff Sneider and The Wrap’s Umberto Gonzalez it seems as if there has been a lot of good things about the DC Comics adaptation according to early test screenings. “I heard it was great, man,” Gonzalez claims, he points to this potentially being a much needed turning point for DC, “Someone else told me it was a palette cleanser for them, for DC, what’s happened with the Zack Snyder films. So high hopes for that one and Shazam.”
“I heard that it plays like an Indiana Jones movie and that the action puts Wonder Woman and Justice League to shame. That is what I heard,” Sneider says as he goes into praising James Wan and pointing out that the underwater scenes could be why people seem to love the unique action scenes.
Now truth be told these are only a few and don’t represent everyone. HOWEVER, there are others that have been rather positive as well. But also never let us forget that at he Justice League premiere, AQUAMAN director James Wan tweeted out that he would not be using the same type of method to show speaking underwater in his film and that could be one of the most positive upswings.
Let us know what you think. Are you happy to hear about the early positive test screenings.
Well this is what we’re being told by Aquaman director James Wan.
So Justice League has hit the theaters and there are mixed reviews all across the board. Matter of fact you can check out ours HERE. But one thing that seems to be unanimously discussed is the awkward way in which the Atlanteans speak under water.
If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, (spoiler alert) After Steppenwolf invades Atlantis to retrieve the mother box that is there, he is fended off by Aquaman, Queen Mera and other members of the Atlantean guard. Then here’s where the weirdness happens. Queen Mera proceeds to make a giant air bubble so that her and Aquaman can have a conversation.
This of course got fans worried that we would see the same thing in the film that based primarily underwater. Well director James Wan took to Twitter to put those worries to esse a bit.
Does this help to ease some fears? And are you still excited for the solo Aquaman film?