Now that’s confidence! We are still two months away from the release of Aquaman and there are whispers of a sequel. Or, at least if Jason Momoa has his way there will be.
Riding high on the adrenaline of Aquaman, Momoa has already begun fantasizing about what the first scene of Aquaman Two could look like. In an interview with Totalfilm, he said, “Even when we were shooting Aquaman, I have the opening of Aquaman 2 ready. I went in and pitched it to Safran, and I pitched it to Toby Emmerich. They loved it. It’s awesome…But yeah, I have plans for Aquaman 2.” For context, when he says Safran, he means Aquaman producer Peter Safran. Similarly, by Toby Emmerich, he means Toby Emmerich, Warner Bros. chairman.
If this seems like foreshadowing the things to come, remember two things. First, of course, Aquaman one hasn’t even hit theatres yet. While it is receiving a fair amount of positive early reviews, it has yet to be seen by those who matter most…the fans.
Second, there’s the matter of whether or not it will be a commercial success. As of this writing, the movie has yet to make a dime of its massively rumored $160,000,000 budget back. Whether or not it does will no doubt play into Warner Bros. greenlighting a sequel.
The Aquaman sequel has a real chance
I believe that Jason Momoa, if his first outing is any good, will have some real pull at Warner Bros. With the rumors of both Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck being out of their roles, Momoa holds the lead male card. And, of course, I say lead male because Gal Gadot has the lead female card firmly in her hands.
I’ll be honest with you. When I first saw Jason Momoa in Justice League my impression was a California Surfer who over utilizes cliché words like dude and alright. However, after watching the movie for the second time and watching the trailer multiple times, I’ve warmed up to his interpretation.
There is no reason that an Aquaman sequel can’t be made. If the trailers mean anything, Aquaman will be the most visually breathtaking of all the DC films. Not Justice League. Not Suicide Squad. And certainly not Man of Steel. Aquaman. And if the reaction to the movie is as good as the reaction to the trailer, DC may finally be onto something.