"Aquaman" may change the game for DC.
Amber Heard, who plays the gorgeous and dangerous Mera in Aquaman, recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss the new DC film. The box office and DC have had a complicated relationship as of late. The DCEU did make amazing money off Suicide Squad, Batman V Superman, and Wonder Woman, but Man of Steel and Justice League didn't do as well. Of course, the critics slammed all of those films, besides Wonder Woman. Aquaman might change the game for DC though. It's currently predicted to kill the box office, and come out on top over the new Mary Poppins and Bumblebee. An excerpt from THR's article reads:
"According to strong early tracking, the film is expected to earn an impressive $65 million in its domestic debut and top Mary Poppins Returns and Transformers spinoff Bumblebee. That number gave Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich enough confidence to begin talks on a sequel (though no writer has been commissioned yet). Heard, who sources say earned a low-seven-figure salary, would see that payday balloon."
A low seven-figure salary is still amazing, since women in comic book movies usually earn somewhere in the six-digit range on their first outing (although technically, Heard had a very small role in Justice League). Are you excited for Aquaman?