23 August 2020 02:35
At the DC Fandome virtual panel today, director James Wan teased a new direction with Aquaman 2. Though Wan wants to further develop the stories of Aquaman's characters, he yearned to do something fresh and exciting with the second installment. "I think the second one is a little bit more serious, a little bit more relevant in the world we are living in today. I think that's where it wants to go," said Wan. Patrick Wilson, who plays Orm Marius, told Wan he'd like to see new worlds for Aquaman 2. Wilson commented, "I know [Wan] loves world-building and I'd like to see some of that.
I know you're going to push that ocean. There's a lot of unexplored ocean!" Wan assured there will be new worlds and that Wilson should stay excited. Wan said, "I can definitely guarantee you new worlds in this next one and I think you're going to be very excited as an actor." Aquaman 2 is slated for a December 2022 release. Earlier this month, Deadline reported that Warner Bros tapped frequent James Wan collaborator David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick to pen the sequel. Johnson-McGoldrick co-wrote Aquaman with Will Beall.
James Wan and Peter Safran are producing. Aquaman has grossed $1.1 billion worldwide, becoming the highest grossing DC film of all-time for WB, beating The Dark Knight Rises ($1.08B). Close to $333M of that figure was minted in the U.S. and Canada. Robert Pattinson is everywhere right now. Fresh off of playing the wonderfully-named Neil in Tenet, we now have the first pictures of him as Bruce Wayne in The Batman. And they're as delightfully brooding as you'd have hoped. The pictures initially leaked onto social media before The Batman's DC FanDome panel took place, with Warner Bros. deciding to officially release the images themselves just minutes before the big event. (Image credit: Warner Bros) During the DC Fandome panel, an official trailer was revealed. Watch the Batman teaser here. Director Matt Reeves also spoke about the spin-off series Gotham PD, which will debut on HBO Max. Other cast members include Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, Colin Farrell as Penguin, and Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth. Matt Reeves has directed the movie, which stopped filming earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Batman will reach cinemas 1 October, 2021. If a sneak peek of R-Patz as the Caped Crusader wasn't enough, FanDome has brought the goods elsewhere. We've got explanations of how future DC movies will fit into the multiverse, a new Flash suit, a Suicide Squad line-up, and even a trailer for Zack Snyder's Justice League. It's all happening. Check out the full DC Fandome schedule here.