Fifteen years ago, the 'Titanic' director made sure that his fictional 'Aquaman' movie wouldn't be a flop.
"Danny had a rough week this week, so it was great to see him so lively and excited," the boy's mom says of Momoa's gift.
The maiden voyage of DC’s aquatic superhero opens with Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) kicking pirate butt on a Russian submarine — an action-packed showcase for his fighting prowess. “This is Aquaman’s hero intro to this movie,” Wan remarks in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the hit movie’s upcoming home release. For Momoa, the submarine sequence represented a way to establish the kind of hero Arthur is at the beginning of the movie, and how he evolves when he takes on the mantle (and bright orange suit) of Aquaman.
“Aquaman 2,” the sequel to last year’s hit Warner Bros. and DC superhero film, will open on December 16, 2022, the studio announced Wednesday.The sequel will bring back star Jason Momoa, who starred in the original as hero Arthur Curry opposite Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen and Dolph Lundgren.James Wan directed the film, which brought in $1.13 billion at the worldwide box office and $332.9 million domestically when it opened ahead of the Christmas holiday weekend late last year, making it the first DC film to cross $1 billion globally since “The Dark Knight Rises.”Also Read: Jason Momoa in Talks to Join Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune'Wan and Peter Safran are producing the sequel, and frequent Wan collaborator David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick is writing “Aquaman 2.” He co-wrote the original film with Will Beall based on a story by Geoff Johns, Beall and Wan.Warner Bros. is also developing an “Aquaman” spinoff movie called “The Trench.” Screenwriters Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald have been tapped to write “The Trench.” That film involves a swarm of evolved, former residents of Atlantis who now are mindless monsters devouring everything in their path.Also Read: 'Aquaman' Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Talks to Lead Jordan Peele's 'Candyman'“Aquaman” kicked off a significant reshuffling of the DC division at Warner Bros. following disappointing results for “Justice League,” which introduced audiences to Momoa’s Arthur Curry and Aquaman. Looking ahead to DC’s 2019, the studio has the light-hearted “Shazam” set for April and the mid-budget “Joker” origin story for the iconic Batman villain starring Joaquin Phoenix in October.They’ll then follow that up with the much anticipated “Wonder Woman 1984” set for June 2020.Read original story ‘Aquaman 2’ Swims to December 2022 Release Date At TheWrap
With "Black Panther" leading the way, the cinematic superhero universe is more diverse than ever, and that's a wonderful thing.
Years after making a fictional "Aquaman" on HBO's "Entourage," Cameron weighs in on the real-deal blockbuster and how his version would be different.
Warner Bros. has taken a definitive step toward an "Aquaman" sequel, hiring David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick to write the script. "Aquaman 2" will be produced by "Aquaman" director James Wan and Peter Safran. "Aquaman" has over-performed for Warner Bros., coming in above pre-release projections after starting with $68.7 million in its opening weekend in North America. […]
Warner Bros. is developing "The Trench" as a spinoff horror movie to its mega-hit "Aquaman." The studio has hired Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald to write a script centered on the Trench, the deadly amphibious creatures who attacked Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Mera (Amber Heard) in the movie. The project will be set in the […]
UPDATE, writethru: With no big wide releases, and only some expansions, it was a fairly sleepy weekend at the international box office; down roughly 27% on the comparable frame last year across the Top 5 titles. Play was again led by last week's champ, M Night Shyamalan's Glass, while Deadpool made his first foray into China and Aquaman made DC history. Taking the latter first, the Warner Bros juggernaut has now grossed $1.09B worldwide to become the biggest DC title…
EXCLUSIVE: As Aquaman is poised to supplant The Dark Knight Rises as the top-grossing film in the DC Universe, Warner Bros has begun the process of bringing director James Wan back for the inevitable sequel. Sources said the plan in discussion is for Wan to oversee the development of a second film, including the selection of writers, and then make a decision on whether to direct it when he sees the script. Small wonder that Warner Bros wants him back as badly as it did…
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart isn't hosting the Oscars, but he's got a number one movie. "The Upside," starring Hart and Bryan Cranston, surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Aquaman" is still the champ at the box office three weeks in, but the high-concept thriller "Escape Room" also drew some substantial crowds in its debut weekend.
The official Oscar shortlist for Best Visual Effects was announced December 21, but the DCEU tentpole was left off.
"Aquaman" started off the new year swimmingly, dominating the domestic box office and clearing the $200 million mark in North America. DC's superhero tentpole collected $16.78 million on Tuesday, marking the fourth best New Year's Day haul behind "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ($34 million), "Avatar" ($25 million), and "Meet the Fockers" ($18 million). A […]
After passing the worldwide total of “Justice League” on Friday, “Aquaman” is on its way to becoming Warner Bros’ first billion-dollar release since “The Dark Knight Rises” in 2012. In the second weekend of its domestic run, “Aquaman” has added an estimated $51.5 million, holding on strong this holiday season with just a 24 percent drop from its $67.4 million opening. The film now has a 10-day total of $188.7 million, with IMAX’s $24.8 million accounting for 13 percent of that figure.
The film’s director talks about how using the “dry for wet” process solved a major visual problem.
When you see as many movies in a year as Yahoo Entertainment does, you start to see patterns emerging between different films. And 2018 was a prolific year for coincidence-spotting; here are 11 of the unexpected similarities we noticed between some of the year's biggest movies.
Director James Wan shares the story behind the surprise vocal cameo in his blockbuster film — and how he hid it from the rest of the cast.
James Wan reacts to the fact that "Aquaman" has been called "insane," "bonkers," "bananas," and "bats***."
Jason Momoa's "Aquaman" is the King of the Seven Seas -- and now the box office. The DC adventure dominated in North America with a splashy $72 million debut, including previews. Not including early showings, "Aquaman" generated $67 million from 4,125 locations during its first three days of release. That's a hefty start during a […]
The James Wan-directed blockbuster, which stars Jason Momoa as DC Comics' aquatic crusader, is the first live-action studio superhero movie to feature a biracial leading man in the title role.
NEW YORK (AP) — In the calm before the Christmas storm at the box office, "Ralph Breaks the Internet" remained No. 1 for the third straight week, while the upcoming DC Comics superhero film "Aquaman" arrived with a cannonball-sized splash in Chinese theaters.