Keeping track of what DC plans to do for the future is difficult. It is not like Marvel Studios with their clear-cut plans and some surprises sprinkled in. Issues with Justice League from Joss Whedon (Avengers, Age of Ultron) and then Zack Snyder’s cut (Army of the Dead) is one of the many bumps in the road the DC Extended Universe has dealt with. Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones), put in his two cents on the possibility of Justice League 2. Well, sorta.
Jason Momoa joked during an interview with CinemaBlend that DC wants him to direct and produce the sequel. It is unlikely, but if the studio were to move forward, it is uncertain who would helm the sequel to the superhero team-up movie. Why not the Aquaman star?
I think they’re waiting for me to direct it. They’re basically waiting for Warner Bros. to call me up and say, ‘Jason, I love you. I love what you guys are doing. Love the movie. I love Sweet Girl. Hey, let’s get Brian Mendoza, let’s get Jason Momoa to produce and direct the new Justice League.’ Sounds like, ‘You know what guys? We’re in.’Jason Momoa
What is the future for a Justice League 2? Jason Momoa’s comments, which CinemaBlend described as “tongue in cheek”, are as good a guess as anyone’s. Despite all of the issues, Jason Momoa is sticking with Warner Bros. The actor will reprise his role as Arthur Curry in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Depending on his contract and how he feels once the sequel to his standalone movie with James Wan (The Conjuring) is released, he could continue his stint as the aquatic superhero.
Zack Snyder was initially set to direct a trilogy of Justice League movies with Henry Cavill (Mission: Impossible – Fallout), Ben Affleck (The Last Duel), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman 1984), Ezra Miller (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), Ray Fisher (True Detective), and Jason Momoa. It seems the whole universe is in a bit of shambles as outside of some standalone movies like The Flash, Aquaman 2, and Shazam! Fury of the Gods, the future is foggy for the ensemble cast. As the director is busy building his zombie-filled universe with Army of the Dead, anyone could end up filling his shoes to helm the next tentpole DC movie(s).
If Jason Momoa directed Justice League 2, despite that being unlikely, it would not be his first time directing. In 2014 he wrote and directed Road to Paloma. The movie bombed critically and commercially as it generated less than $1 million of a $600,000 budget. If he wanted to give it another go, it might as well be for a blockbuster that might get more attention.
Although it does not star Jason Momoa, DC did recently release The Suicide Squad in theaters and HBO Max. The latest installment separates itself from the 2016 film with mostly new characters and a few returnees for a standalone story. Directed and written by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), he will have a spin-off with John Cena’s (F9) character Peacemaker.
Directing or not, Jason Momoa is quite busy. He will co-host his own rock climbing competition show called The Climb. If you need your fix of the actor sooner, then he will lead Sweet Girl on August 20 and join the ensemble cast of Dune on October 22, which also stars Timothee Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Rebecca Ferguson (Doctor Sleep), Zendaya (Euphoria), Oscar Isaac (Star Wars), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Josh Brolin (Avengers: Endgame), Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men), and David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad). The other productions in the future for the former Game of Thrones actor include The Last Manhunt, Slumberland, the third season of his Apple TV series See, and his next outing as Aquaman.