Warner Bros. has set December 16, 2022, as the release date for its “Aquaman” sequel and American writer, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick will write the script.
“Aquaman 2” will be produced by “Aquaman” director James Wan and Peter Safran.
“Aquaman” has over-performed – currently the 20th-highest worldwide grosser of all time.
Johnson-McGoldrick teamed with Will Beall on the “Aquaman” script, from a story by Beall, Geoff Johns, and Wan. Johnson-McGoldrick began working on the screenplay three years ago after reading “Aquaman” comic books while on the set of Wan’s “The Conjuring 2.”
The superhero film stars Jason Momoa as the title character, with Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman in supporting roles.
Warner Bros. also announced three weeks ago that it was developing “The Trench,” a horror movie spinoff to “Aquaman.” Wan and Safran will produce “The Trench”.
“Aquaman 2” is the first titled film to land on December 16, 2022. Disney has already scheduled an untitled live-action movie for the same period.