Warner Bros. and James Wan are in talks for the filmmaker to direct a sequel to the smash-hit Aquaman.
Deadline reports that while it will take a hefty payday for Warner Bros. to secure Wan's return, he is interested in continuing to world-build the King of Atlantis' big-screen exploits. For now, Wan is looking to take a break while a script is prepared.
The site goes on to report the project is in a holding pattern until a script is complete, but something else that could cause a complication is Wan's first-look deal with New Line. However, the expectation is Wan will return to direct a sequel, similar to how Patty Jenkins was brought back for Wonder Woman 1984.
Wan is the only director to score billion-dollar box offices for two different franchise: $1.5 billion for Universal's Furious 7 in 2016 and $1.07 billion currently for last year's Aquaman.
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.