Having signed up screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick earlier this month, Warner Bros. and DC Films have now set a release date of December 16th 2022 for their Aquaman sequel, where they will be hoping the movie can replicate the success the first film enjoyed over the holiday period.
James Wan is overseeing development on Aquaman 2, but at this point it hasn’t been determined whether he’ll be back in the director’s chair. He will however be producing both the sequel and the spinoff film The Trench with Peter Safran.
It is of course very early days on Aquaman 2, and unlikely that any specific story details have been finalised yet; however, fan site The Aquaverse is claiming that the sequel will feature an appearance from The Others, a superhero team created by Geoff Johns for the New 52 universe who Aquaman assembles in his fight against Black Manta.
— The Aquaverse (@AquamanUniverse) February 27, 2019
Now, this may well be speculation, but it’s worth noting that the same outlet shared the following info back in 2014, which proved accurate:
We've been told that 2018's AQUAMAN starring Jason Momoa will also feature Mera, Orm, Black Manta and THE TRENCH!
— The Aquaverse (@AquamanUniverse) October 15, 2014
The current DC Extended Universe movie slate stands as follows:
Shazam! – April 5th 2019
Birds of Prey – February 7th 2020
Wonder Woman 1984 – June 5th 2020
The Batman – June 25th 2021
The Suicide Squad – August 6th 2021
Aquaman 2 – December 16th 2022
Are you excited about the prospect of Aquaman 2? What do you make of the current DCEU schedule? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @FlickeringMyth…
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman”, starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime — one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be … a king.”
Aquaman is directed by James Wan (The Conjuring) and stars Jason Momoa as the titular hero, reprising his role from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, along with Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Dr. Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Ludi Lin as Murk, Michael Beach as Jesse Kane, Djimon Hounsou as the Fisherman King, Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, Otis Dhanji as a young Arthur Curry, Julie Andrews as Karathen and Graham McTavish as King Atlan.