Jason Momoa has ideas for Aquaman’s sequel approved by Warner Bros. and promises it will be “way bigger” than the first one.
Aquaman grossing over $1 billion internationally made part two inevitable. That is on the way but what director James Wan and, more to the point, star Jason Momoa have up their sleeves is a mystery. Whatever it may be, Momoa dished recently it will be huge.
Entertainment Tonight caught up with him at the premiere of his Apple TV + series, See. He discussed the follow-up to the 2018 Christmas season’s big moneymaker and teased the scale we can expect:
“There’s a lot more in store on so many more levels. There’s going to be a lot. It’s way bigger!”
Momoa revealed he went to the people at Warner Bros. to pitch ideas he has. Those ideas were received well, he says, and everyone, including Wan, is excited to dive into the sequel:
“I’m really stoked at the fan base and what we did with the movie and just went into Warner Bros in D.C. and said, ‘You know, I have some ideas,’ And, they love them and James [Wan, director] and everyone is like, ‘We’re all taking it in. We’re excited to do another one.’”
Momoa also talked about his wife Lisa Bonet, Game of Thrones, See, and his stepdaughter Zoe Kravitz who will join the DC Extended Universe as Catwoman in Matt Reeves’ production The Batman. He shared with ET the wisdom he imparted to her when he found out she’s embarking on the same journey that catapulted him into superstardom:
“That’s actually the first thing I said to her — ‘Your life’s going to change.’ I’ve been hiding for a good solid 18 years and all of a sudden, Aquaman happened and boom!”
He then heaped praise on Kravitz and her ability adding how he thinks things will turn out for her:
“So, that’s the one thing I don’t even know if I’m prepared for — she’s going to be huge. She’s beautiful, she’s talented. She’s going to kill it and [I’ll be like], ‘Well, welcome to the team baby!’”
Aquaman was already a pretty big film. It introduced Arthur Curry, his family, and all the kingdoms of the Seven Seas including the Trench — which is getting a standalone spinoff in Wan’s usual turf, the horror genre. Skartaris, the prehistoric Eden at the Earth’s core that is sort of DC’s answer to Marvel’s Antarctic Savage Land, made it in as well when there is enough there to devote to a separate feature-length adventure.
Aquaman 2 is developing and should move into production soon. Maybe we will see more of Skartaris in this next one. The plot is unknown at this point so we’re not sure.
Momoa, though, won’t spring into action in front of cameras just yet. He is busy protesting the construction of a giant telescope on land sacred to Native Hawaiians. That campaign may hold up photography.
His next movie, due out in 2020, should face no such impediment: it is Denis Villeneuve’s remake of Dune. He plays Duncan Idaho, described as a handsome warrior with cat-like reflexes, befitting Momoa and his background, especially on GoT.
Aquaman 2 is slated for a theatrical release on December 16, 2022. Are you excited? Let us know in the comments below!