After less than a month in release, DC and Warner Bros. Aquaman crossed a milestone that a DC film hasn't done since The Dark Knight by making $1 billion at the worldwide box office.After director James Wan responded to the news earlier today, Jason Momoa thanked Wan and director Zack Snyder for making Aquaman a massive success.
In a post on Instagram, actor Jason Momoa, who plays the titular character has thanked those that helped the film accomplish said feat—including both the fans and Snyder, who cast Momoa as Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
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BILLION DOLLAR UNDERDOG. from baywatch to making what once was the most disrespected superhero into a billion dollar movie. no one gets to the top without the people that love them. My success is from my fans. All my aloha to everyone that had a hand in making this movie. Mahalo Zack for choosing me and mahalo James for creating this beautiful world. #grateful #lovemyfans #billiondollarunderdog #borntoclimb #outofholes #aquaman2 #cheeeehuuuuuu #hhrajahh. Aloha j
In the above caption, Momoa thanks fans and "everyone that had a hand in making the movie" for taking Aquaman from"the most disrespected movie" to a "billion dollar underdog."
After Momoa's Aquaman cameoed in Snyder's Batman v. Superman, he made his first fill appeared in Justice League.
While DC and Warner Bros. have yet to announce the film, Momoa did tag his post with "#Aquaman 2. Hopefully, an official sequel announcement won't be too far off, possiblywith Wan returning in the director's chair. For now, Momoa seems focused on surfing the wake of Aquaman's success.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm, 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 is now in theaters nationwide.