Warner Bros Aquaman sequel will not swim into theaters until 2022.
The DC standalone movie starring Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry brought in over $1.2 billion dollars worldwide. The movie was a surprise hit for the studio.
THR spoke with producer Peter Safran spoke about developing the low budget spinoff The Trench and how it’s impacting the release of the Aquaman sequel.
“We always, even from the early concept art days, loved the idea of a Trench movie,” Safran told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday at the opening of the Aquaman exhibit at Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood. “Then, when audiences embraced it in the movie itself the way they did, particularly that ant farm shot where the camera follows the Trench [creatures] following Arthur and Mera down into the deep, we just knew that we had something very special there and we knew what that movie should be. And consequently, I suspect that that’s one that will come out significantly before Aquaman 2.”
Safran also mentioned the studio is not pressuring the team to rush production on the sequel.
“DC’s got a nice slate of movies that are coming out,” he said,
Aquaman 2 is set for theaters on December 16th, 2022.