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DC’s Aquaman hasn’t even officially released in America yet, but the film is projected to bring in more than $80 million in its opening weekend in China. A sequel starring Jason Momoa’s underwater DC hero is currently in development due to its predicted success.

Aquaman surpassed both Ralph Breaks the Internet and Crazy Rich Asians at the Chinese box officeThe DC film is expected to do quite well at home as well, with various box office predictions of $65 million, according to analysts.

News of a sequel were first revealed during an interview with Amber Heard, where The Hollywood Reporter first reported that Warner Bros. is confident that the superhero’s story will be a hit and that the studio is already planning for a sequel.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that while a writer has not yet been hired to pen the script, both Jason Momoa and Amber Heard are slated to return to Atlantis.

Aquaman opens in theaters December 21.

h/t Vulture

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Miranda Siwak

Miranda Siwak

Miranda Siwak is an assistant editor at Adventure Media & Events, where she writes for the Pop Insider and the Toy Insider, and also contributes to The Toy Book. When she’s not covering the latest news and trends, she can usually be found reading a good book, searching for her next DIY project, or keeping up with all of her favorite must-watch TV.