Warner Bros. has tapped David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, a frequent James Wan collaborator, to write Aquaman 2.
Aquaman earned more than $1.1 billion worldwide, making it the second-highest grossing Warner Bros. film, after Dark Knight Rises, so a sequel was inevitable. Johnson-McGoldrick co-wrote the billion-dollar feature alongside Will Beall, so it makes sense that the studio would want to reunite the team that made the project such a success. There’s no news as to whether James Wan will direct the sequel, but he will produce alongside Peter Safran.
Warner Bros. has also announced that they are making an Aquaman spinoff, entitled The Trench, from writers Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald. The film, which will have a horror slant, focuses on a sea beast new to DC Comics mythology, who attacks Jason Momoa’s superhero and Amber Heard’s Mera.
More on Aquaman 2 and The Trench when we have it.