Get ready to return to Atlantis because the Aquaman sequel is officially more than a rumor.

Variety reports that Warner Bros. hired David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick to write a script for Aquaman 2. Johnson-McGoldrick wrote the script for the first Aquaman film, working with Will Beall. Aquaman director James Wan is back on board to produce the sequel, alongside Peter Safran.

A sequel is a no-brainer, as the underwater epic racked up $328 million domestically and $784 million internationally, making it the 21st-highest worldwide grossing movie of all time.

Warner Bros. also announced last week that it is developing The Trench, an Aquaman spinoff horror movie. None of the original Aquaman cast will be involved in this spinoff, and there is no director attached. However, according to previous reports, at least Jason Momoa and Amber Herd plan to return for Aquaman 2. 

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Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley was a Senior Editor at The Pop Insider, The Toy Insider, and The Toy Book. She covered all things toys and fandom, and has appeared on Cheddar and a variety of regional news networks to talk about the latest trends in both. She is a movie score enthusiast, mediocre knitter, proud Syracuse alumna, and Marvel lover. You can usually find her at the movies or hanging out at home with her super-pup, Parker.