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Links to our threads on other DC Cinematic Universe films Man of Steel (2013), Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), Justice League (2017), Aquaman (2018), Shazam! (2019), Joker (2019), Wonder Woman 1984 (2019) and Birds of Prey (2020), as well as the in-development Flashpoint, Black Adam, Cyborg, Green Lantern, Nightwing, Batgirl, Gotham City Sirens, Justice League Dark and Supergirl movies and the not-yet-dated Superman, Batman, Justice League and Joker sequels.

Links to our threads on non-DCCU films that feature Aquaman, such as The Lego Movie (2014), The Lego Batman Movie (2017) and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019).

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‘Aquaman’ Sequel: James Wan Seeking Seaworthy Script As First Film Makes DC History
When Wan’s salt-water saga does move into the top spot it will represent a sea change for Warner Bros. and its DC Comics adaptations. Consider this: Before [The Dark Knight Rises came out in] 2012, the top-grossing DC adaptation was The Dark Knight, Nolan’s 2008 visit to Gotham City. Before 2008, the title belonged to Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), the landmark blockbuster that celebrates its 30th anniversary this summer.
So when Aquaman claims the top spot it will be the first time in three decades that Gotham City will settle for second in a ranking of Warner’s heroic hometowns.
Needless to say, Warner Bros. is eager to set sail with Aquaman 2. Warner Bros. has been courting the filmmaker and will likely need a whale-sized deal to lock him in. Wan is the only filmmaker who has delivered a billion-dollar moneymaker for two different studios (his Furious 7 revved up $1.5 billion for Universal in 2016) but don’t expect him to ship out from the Aquaman franchise. The filmmaker is deeply invested in the world creation aspect of Aquaman and sees the deep, blue sea as a fantasy setting that can be cinematically comparable to Middle-earth, the Jedi galaxy or the wizarding world of the Harry Potter films. There’s a lot of ocean floor and undersea kingdoms left for Wan explore. . . .
Deadline.com, January 25

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Fact-check: Some might say that James Cameron produced billion-dollar movies for two different studios, because Titanic was distributed by Paramount in North America and Avatar was distributed by Fox. But *all* of Cameron's major-studio films (basically everything but Piranha II: The Spawning and the first two Terminator films, which were produced by independent or quasi-independent companies) have been produced by Fox, and it was only because Titanic became so expensive that Fox brought Paramount in to co-finance the film. Paramount did distribute Titanic in North America, but Fox distributed it overseas, where it grossed twice as much as it did in North America.


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Speaking of high-grossing films, James Cameron, and Aquaman reminds me that on the TV show Entourage, James Cameron directed the show's version of Aquaman, which the main character starred in.


"A director must live with the fact that his work will be called to judgment by someone who has never seen a film of Murnau's." - François Truffaut

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Anders wrote:
: Speaking of high-grossing films, James Cameron, and Aquaman reminds me that on the TV show Entourage, James Cameron directed the show's version of Aquaman . . .

Which would make sense, given Cameron's obvious interest in underwater stuff.


"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
Now blogging at Patheos.com. I can also still be found at Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. See also my film journal.

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