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Entertainment‘Aquaman’ Sequel Officially in the Works With Writer From the First Film

21:05  12 february  2019
21:05  12 february  2019 Source:   variety.com

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‘Aquaman’ Sequel Officially in the Works With Writer From the First Film© Courtesy of Warner Bros. Picture

Warner Bros. has taken a definitive step toward an “Aquaman” sequel, hiring David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick to write the script.

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Johnson-McGoldrick teamed with Will Beall on the “Aquaman” script. “Aquaman” stars Jason Momoa as the title character, with Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman in supporting roles.

Johnson-McGoldrick and Beall wrote the “Aquaman” script from a story by Beall, Geoff Johns, and Wan, who also directed both “Conjuring” movies. Johnson-McGoldrick began working on the script three years ago after reading “Aquaman” comic books while on the set of “The Conjuring 2.”

Warner Bros. also announced last week that it was developing “The Trench” as a spinoff horror movie to “Aquaman.” Wan and Safran will produce “The Trench,” which is being developed as a lower-cost version of “Aquaman” without the main cast involved. No director or cast is yet attached.

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