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Aquaman Sequel Confirmed For Release In December 2022

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Aquaman Sequel Confirmed For Release In December 2022

The record breaking Aquaman is officially getting a sequel, but don't hold your breath for it to come out anytime soon.

According to The Wrap, the second instalment to the fishy franchise will be released December 16, 2022.

Yeah - more than three and a half years away.

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Digital Spy adds that all your favourite characters will be coming back, including Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard, who played Mera, Patrick Wilson, who portrayed Orm, Nicole Kidman, who starred as Atlanna, and Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko.

After the film became the first in the DC Extended Universe - DC's equivalent to Marvel's hugely successful MCU, the Marvel Cinematic Universe - to earn $1 billion at the global box office, it's easy to see why the studios might want the dream team behind the first movie to make a follow-up.

And sure enough, sources have told Deadline that there's only one director wanted by studio bosses: James Wan, who helmed the first film. No surprise there, then.

It seems as though their sweet talking has worked a treat as Wan has signed on for the project, but will only be working as an executive producer.

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The 41-year-old Australian was the director that pushed Furious 7 to success back in 2015, with the film grossing over $1 billion, so there are additional obvious reasons why Warner Bros. and DC Films would want him back.

In an interview with Collider, the star of the film, Jason Momoa, was asked which other DC character he'd like to see in a second film, and he said: "I think Wonder Woman would be pretty rad. Flash and Wonder Woman would be my first two. I don't want to pick one, so I'll pick two."

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The plot-line follows Arthur Curry aka the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, as he steps forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.

Not only were the fans delighted with the original adventure flick, but the critics are impressed too, hailing the film a 'fun and wild ride' and 'a step in the right direction' for Marvel's key competitor.

The critics of the DCEU films have always argued that the movies take themselves too seriously with an air of doom and gloom. On the contrary, Aquaman crafts a gripping story around a half-man, half-fish character without turning the whole thing into a punchline - yet still it offers a sense of escapism for the fandom.

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The film, released in the UK in November 2018, became the biggest DC Extended Universe film since Batman: The Dark Knight - which earned itself $1.09 billion back in 2012.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Jason Momoa, Aquaman

Stewart Perrie
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