Aquaman is about to overwhelm the Christmas box office again after 4 years!
Aquaman racks up $1.1 billion at the global box office since its December release last year, making it the highest-grossing DCEU film. Now it looks like the film is about to accomplish it once again as Warner Bros has confirmed that the sequel will swim into the cinemas on December 16, 2022, four years after the first movie was released.
James Wan is returning as producer together with Peter Safran, although there’s no news yet if he will direct as well. Wan also stated he would not return unless (or until) the script for the sequel is decent enough for him to throw his efforts behind it, which only seems fair. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the first film, is currently working on the sequel’s script.
In an interview, Amber Heard said that she has high hopes for a follow-up film to explore her character, Mera, deeper.
“[I love] that she’s a badass and she saves the day and she saves him on multiple occasions, I love that. Also, I love that he plays a more complex hero, one who’s flawed and is human and is sensitive,” she explained.
“We allow the hyper masculine image on the outside to be countered with sensitivity and emotional depth. We’re not just challenging female representation, we’re challenging male representation and I think both need to be addressed.
“That said, for the sequel, I’d like to see more of that. Now that we’ve allowed for her to have strength, I’d like to allow for her to have some weirdness, some flaws, some weakness in a way that’s not the typical damsel weakness,” she added.
The sequel will bring back Jason Mamoa as the Justice League superhero Aquaman. Major characters will return as well with Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm, Nicole Kidman as Atlannaa, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, and Dolph Lundgreen as Nereus.
With the recent announcement regarding the sequel, it can be expected that the film’s trailer will not come until late 2021.