To the surprise of exactly no one, Warner Bros. is moving ahead with Aquaman 2 in a big way and have given the movie a release date. According to Deadline Warner Bros. and DC have decided to see if lightning can strike twice and Aquaman 2 will open on December 16, 2022. Much in the same way that Wonder Woman 1984 is opening in June like the first one it seems that DC wants to plant a flag in December for a superhero movie as well.
Deadline notes that the only competition listed on that date is the moment is an Untitled Disney Live-Action movie and an Untitled film from Illumination which falls on December 21, 2022. Earlier this month Warner Bros. announced a writer for the movie and so it’s not surprising that we have a release date now.
Aquaman is the biggest surprise of the DC universe bringing in decent critical reviews and a box office totally $1.1 billion worldwide. We’re a little surprised they aren’t rushing this sequel but giving director James Wan plenty of time to execute his vision is likely the reason the movie works. Maybe they’ve learned their lesson that giving someone six weeks to write a script doesn’t work [cough-Suicide Squad-cough].
Summary: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and to be a hero to the world.
Aquaman is directed by James Wan, stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, and is in theaters now.