Aquaman joins the league of 20 highest grossing movies of all time. Aquaman has already become the biggest DC film of all time, surpassing The Dark Knight Rises’ $1.085 billion. Here’s what James Wan has to say:
“For years Aquaman has been an orange-shirted punchline…No one is laughing anymore,” Wan said. “And this weekend when the King of Atlantis surpasses the Dark Knight of Gotham City, orange will officially be the new black for Warner Bros. Crazy.”
Wan went on to thank all fans for showing their support and helping the film reach the $1 billion mark.
“Firstly, massive LOVE and THANK YOU to the fans and audiences around the world,” Wan said in a statement (via The Hollywood Reporter). “I’ll forever be indebted to Jason for turning Aquaman into one of the coolest, cinematic superheroes ever, and becoming the gold standard for this character for generations to come.”
Aquaman has now become James Wan’s second $1 billion film, first being Furious 7 in 2015.
“Mahalo everyone for making Aquaman the number one movie in the world,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “I love you guys. I’m so proud of this movie and everyone that worked on it CHEEEEEHUUUUUUUU Aloha.”
An Aquaman sequel is already underway. As reported, Wan will return to direct, but won’t make a clear deal until he’s seeing a “strong” script.
Aquaman stars Momoa as Arthur Curry, the half-human prince of the underwater world of Atlantis. Wan helms film after Momoa’s debut as Aquaman in Justice League. The story was written by Geoff Johns, James Wan and Beall, with David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall writing the screenplay. Aquaman also stars Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
Aquaman is now running successfully in theaters.