During DC FanDome’s Aquaman panel, director James Wan offered some minor details on the direction of the story for the upcoming DC sequel including taking on a “more serious” tone.
“I would say a little bit more serious. A little bit more relevant in a world that we’re living in today. And I think that’s kind of what it wants to go.”
Although Aquaman 2 will take a more serious and grounded tone compared to the original, Wan has also previously confirmed the sequel will continue to incorporate a little of his horror sensibilities from the original.
“Just like the first movie had a touch of my horror sensibility in it, in regards to the Trench sequence, I would say there will be a little bit of that in this next one,” Wan said. “I think it’s something that’s a big part of who I am, and it just naturally comes out in these kinds of films.”
Aquaman 2 is set to be directed by James Wan with returning cast members Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Amber Heard (Mera), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Manta), and Patrick Wilson (Ocean Master). The film is currently scheduled to release in theatres on December 16th, 2022.