The DCEU was dying, and then it had its biggest hit. Jason Momoa starring Aquaman seems to have breathed new life into the DCEU, solidifying future prospects. We recently reported about the film becoming the highest grossing solo superhero movie, surpassing Iron Man 3, and now the plans for a sequel have been revealed, including the release schedule.
Warner Bros. confirmed the release date for the Aquaman sequel, that will premiere in theaters on Dec. 16, 2022. It was proclaimed earlier in February that Aquaman 2 formally in development. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, co-writer of the first film, will be writing the sequel’s script.
Aquaman has grossed $1.1 billion globally at the box office since its release in December. This makes it the highest-grossing DCEU film in history.
It is unknown if James Wan will come back to direct the sequel. However, Jason Momoa will be back as Aquaman.
The DCEU will continue next with Shazam! hitting the theaters on April 5, 2019, followed by Birds of Prey on February 7, 2020, and Wonder Woman 1984 on June 5, 2020. A standalone Joker film set outside of the DC Films universe with Joaquin Phoenix playing the lead is additionally set to hit theaters October 4, 2019.