It seems that James Wan is set to return to the realm of Atlantis, and not just for the upcoming AQUAMAN sequel. It was announced today that Wan will be executive producing Aquaman: King of Atlantis, a three-part animated mini-series which will debut on HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service.
Aquaman: King of Atlantis will begin as Arthur Curry takes “the throne of the underseas kingdom for the first time and discovers that it’s not easy being in charge — especially with a half-brother trying to take Atlantis for himself, surface dwellers causing problems under the sea, and ancient evils threatening danger perpetually. If Aquaman is to prove that he’s the right king for the job, he’ll have to learn some new skills and trust in the advice offered by scholar Vulko and Mera, the water-controlling princess who also happens to be the hero’s on-again, off-again love interest.” Sarah Aubrey, head of Original Content for HBO Max, said, “This DC property is a fan-favorite rich with well-known characters and dynamic storylines. On the heels of Warner Bros. Pictures’ box office smash hit, we are certain Aquaman: King of Atlantis will be an exciting addition to our already robust slate of kids and family programming.” There’s no word on whether Jason Momoa will be lending his voice to the project, but I’d imagine that it could be a possibility given James Wan‘s connection.
Warner Bros. have already slated the AQUAMAN sequel for a December 16, 2022 release, but James Wan is also developing an AQUAMAN spinoff featuring the Trench, the terrifying amphibious creatures who were seen attacking Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Mera (Amber Heard) in AQUAMAN.