Aquaman 2 Screenwriter on the Sequel’s Comic Book Influences
At some point, the novel coronavirus pandemic will presumably be a thing of the past, and Aquaman 2 will begin production. Warner Bros. hasn’t revealed when the Aquaman sequel will start shoot. However, screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick recently dropped some hints about the film on Twitter. Via Heroic Hollywood, Johnson-McGoldrick noted that some of Aquaman’s classic comic book battles with Black Manta will inform the sequel.
Hmm… Good question. We’re not taking any one particular comic book story and adapting it, but if you want to know the vibe we’re going for, pick up pretty much any Silver Age story featuring Black Manta.
— David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (@bravecarrot) March 21, 2020
Johnson-McGoldrick co-wrote the first Aquaman movie with Will Beall. That film introduced Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s David Kane opposite Jason Momoa’s Aquaman. The Aquaman movie also offered a short origin for David’s transformation into Black Manta after Arthur Curry/Aquaman left David’s father to die. Black Manta subsequently made an alliance with King Orm (Patrick Wilson) in return for access to Atlantean technology. Additionally, Black Manta hunted down Arthur and Mera (Amber Heard) before he was defeated in battle. However, the film’s post-credits scene hinted at Black Manta’s return.
Aquaman 2 will hit theaters on December 16, 2022.
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