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Warners Bros. in Talks with James Wan to Direct Aquaman Sequel

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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.

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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.

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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.

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