While this holiday season’s movie buzz belongs to the conclusion of the Skywalker Saga with The Rise of Skywalker, last year James Wan’s Aquaman made a huge splash with DC fans! The 2018 blockbuster brought in monstrous waves of cash for Warner Bros globally: $1.1 billion. Aquaman became the highest-grossing hit for the DCEU and helped restore confidence for the superhero universe.
The Aquaman director has taken to Instagram to celebrate the film’s one-year anniversary with some awesome behind-the-scenes pictures from his personal library. Check them out below:
Awesome, right? The photos switch off between taking place on a set and on location on a beach. Jason Momoa strikes some badass poses (as he does) with his trident, as Patrick Wilson’s King Orm stands with his undersea henchman who hunt down Arthur Curry in the big action movie. There are also some pictures of the scene on the submarine where Aquaman and Black Manta’s feud is first born!
In the post, James Wan commented about how fast time flies by. Can you believe Aquaman is one year old already? The director also got fans excited for the coming sequel by saying “who’s ready for the next chapter?” Aquaman 2 already has a release date set for December 16, 2022 with the key cast set to return.
Picking up where Aquaman left off, Yayha Abdul-Mateen’s Black Manta is expected to be the main baddie in the sequel after he fell off the cliff and Randall Park’s Dr. Stephen Shin rescued him. The actor, who recently starred in Watchmen, recently talked about how excited he is to return to the role. In his words: