James Wan Reveals His Aquaman 2 Pitch For Warner Bros.
Most superhero movies tend to stay in a pretty similar realm when it comes to genre. The vast majority are action flicks mixed with elements of comedy or drama. The “Aquaman” films certainly don’t deviate much from this tried and true approach, being light, jokey, and action-packed affairs first and foremost. At the same time, as James Wan points out, they do contrast when compared to one another. Romantic and buddy comedies are rather different styles of film, so it’s natural to wonder if they’ll feel a bit too different from one another when placed side-by-side.
Thankfully, Wan pointed out during his Empire interview that the narrative behind the two “Aquaman” movies ensures their cohesion. He’s even gone as far as claiming that they’re not really two separate entities. “It’s like they’re one big movie. If you watch them back-to-back, they roll right into each other,” he explained. It seems that Aquaman fans won’t have to worry too much about the aquatic hero’s second solo movie failing to attach properly to the first. The story itself will smooth over the transition for moviegoers as the sequel jumps to a different tone and style than its predecessor.
“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” premieres on December 20.