James Wan’s Aquaman was a pretty good film and it’s safe to say that it’s going to be a real turning point for the DCEU. The Jason Momoa led flick managed to deliver some great action, visuals and charisma that would no doubt plant the seed for sequels along with greater possibilities for the character of Arthur Curry moving forward.
Much like plenty of successful first installments or sometimes second, the director(s) attached would likely take on the sequel with the likes of Wonder Woman 1984‘s Patty Jenkins or even the MCU’s Russo brothers taking on Captain America: Civil War following the successful Winter Soldier. With some plans for an Aquaman sequel, you could assume that director Wan would be back to helm it but the filmmaker hasn’t signed on for a sequel… at least not yet.
Variety spoke to Wan (who also directed The Conjuring and Fast and Furious 7) and asked him how many Aquaman films he’s signed on to do. Wan revealed that he’s only signed on for this one and would rather not talk about sequels just yet but focus on the first film for now.
— Variety (@Variety) December 13, 2018
If the DCEU brought back Zack Snyder following the ‘alright’ Man of Steel, it would make sense to bring Wan back for an Aquaman sequel since the film is getting some fairly positive reviews. Wan himself is probably hesitant on signing on to anything just yet cause he has his name on other franchises including The Conjuring series so maybe he doesn’t wanna commit. In the meantime, the DCEU film is doing pretty good so we can expect good things moving forward.