The sequel to James Wan-directed Aquaman 2 is set to release on December 22, 2022, Warner Bros studios announced on Thursday.
The development comes barely a fortnight after Aquaman co-writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick was tapped in to pen the new installment.
According to Variety, Wan and Peter Safran are attached as producers. It is currently unclear whether Wan would come back to direct.
Johnson-McGoldrick co-wrote Aquaman with Will Beall, with Geoff Johns receiving a story by credit along with Beall and Wan.
The film, released last November, churned out to earn $1.12 billion globally. It is the Warner Bros.’ first DC movie to pass the $1 billion mark since 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises.
Aquaman had Jason Momoa play the title role, with Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman in supporting parts.
The studio is also developing horror spin-off from the Aquaman series, titled The Trench.