With a blockbuster debut at the Chinese box office and largely positive early reviews in the United States, there are reportedly already discussions at Warner Bros. about a sequel to Aquaman. However, director James Wan isn't on board for a follow-up just yet.
In a brief exchange with Variety during the film's red-carpet premiere, Wan clarified that he has thus far only committed to one Aquaman. "This is my only one that I've signed to do," he said, "so we'll see."
Aquaman is Wan's first foray into superhero movies and Warner Bros.' so-called DC Extended Universe. He's best known to audiences for writing, directing and producing some of the biggest horror films in Hollywood, including his 2004 breakout hit Saw, The Conjuring and Insidious.
The director stepped out of the horror genre to helm Furious 7, and seems comfortable in his latest role in DC's blockbuster realm. Even so, with no set timeline for the next Aquaman and very few tangible pieces of information about it, Wan may have a point about it being too soon to predict his own involvement.
"Let's not talk about a sequel before this one's even come out yet!" he told Variety with a laugh.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus and Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna. The film opens Dec. 21 nationwide.