Actor Jason Momoa was a guest on the Drew Barrymore Show and he dropped some details on the upcoming Aquaman sequel. James Wan is returning to direct. Momoa confirms that production on Aquaman 2 will start this July and they will shoot into Autumn.
He also revealed he co-wrote the Aquaman 2 story treatment, and that he was encouraged and supported by both director Wan and the writer of the original movie, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick:
“After we ended the first one, I went in with my writing partner, and we dreamed up the second one, and we went in and pitched the idea. The best thing I can give you is that I love it so much that I participated in the writing of it.
We did the first treatment, and then James and our original writer David finished it off. And all of our hearts are in it. Instead of just like getting a script and doing that, you are 100% being encouraged by your director and co-writers. So that’s exciting for me, and I’m excited to go over there. I leave in July, and we start filming.”
While the horror-tinged spin-off The Trench has now been canned, Wan has previously promised that the sequel will be more serious, with some horror elements.
Momoa will be joined by Patrick Wilson as Orm, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, and Amber Heard as Mera.
Aquaman premiered in London on November 26, 2018, and was released in the United States on December 21. It grossed about $1.148 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing DCEU film, the highest-grossing film based on a DC Comics character, the fifth-highest-grossing film of 2018, and the 20th-highest-grossing film of all time.
Aquaman 2 is expected to hit cinemas on December 16th 2022.