It's official: ‘Aquaman 2’ is happening

AQUAMAN 2. A sequel to the successful DC superhero film is underway. Photo from Aquaman's Instagram account

AQUAMAN 2. A sequel to the successful DC superhero film is underway.

Photo from Aquaman's Instagram account

MANILA, Philippines – Swimming our way in the near future is the highly-demanded sequel many have been praying for – an Aquaman 2.

On Wednesday, February 27, Warner Bros. made a splash with DC fans around the globe by finally announcing the sequel's release date, which is slated for December 16, 2022.

The Hollywood Reporter said in a February 11 report that David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the first movie, will be writing the sequel. 

Horror filmmaker and Aquaman director James Wan is also in talks to return for the sequel, but this time as producer alongside Peter Safran. A director has yet to be confirmed, as well as the official cast. 

Of course, lead star Jason Momoa is expected to return as the King of Atlantis for Aquaman 2

The 2018 box office hit is the first DC film so far to earn more than $1 billion, and is the 20th highest global grosser to date. 

For fans that can't wait, don't worry – a horror-themed film Aquaman spinoff is also underway.

The Trench, which will be produced by Wan and Safran, will focus on the ravenous amphibian creatures Aquaman and Mera battled at sea during the movie. – Rappler.com