Despite good buzz, a big projected opening weekend, and a studio bullish on the idea of a sequel, Aquaman director James Wan has not yet signed on for a second film featuring the character.
You can see Wan responding to a reporter's question in the video above.
“This is my only one that I’ve signed up to do, so we’ll see,” Wan told Variety at tonight’s premiere for the film. “Let’s not talk about a sequel before this one’s even come out yet!”
The decision not to sign Wan for more than one movie is not surprising; Warner Bros. did not officially re-sign Patty Jenkins for Wonder Woman 1984 until after Wonder Woman was already a big financial success.
It is not something limited to Warner Bros., either; after months of fans and reporters working on the assumption that he would do so, Doctor Strange filmmaker Scott Derrickson finally officially confirmed that he had inked a deal to direct that movie's sequel this week.
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Aquaman is directed by James Wan and stars Jason Momoa (Arthur/Aquaman), Amber Heard (Mera), Nicole Kidman (Queen Atlanna), Patrick Wilson (Orm/Ocean Master), Willem Dafoe (Nuidis Vulko), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), Ludi Lin (Murk), Dolph Lundgren (King Nereus), Djimon Hounsou (The Fisherman King), Natalia Safran (Fisherman Queen), and Michael Beach (Jesse Kane).
Aquaman lands in theaters on Friday, Dec. 21st, 2018.
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