It is only last year that we saw Yahya Abdul-Mateen II create a fanbase of his own as he performed the role of Black Manta in Aquaman. When I watched the movie in the cinema, I knew Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is on his way to build a legacy. The actor is only 33 years old and has already signed many other movies including Candyman which is produced by Jordan Peele and Matrix 4 which is also starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.
What update does Yahya Abdul-Mateen II have for us?
The news is out and our guy has spoken. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has predicted that Aquaman 2 will release in 2022. He said:
“Aquaman 2 is happening! It is happening, and we can look for that, I believe, in 2022. So I’m excited to be part of that. Black Manta will be back, and hopefully, he’ll be causing a lot more trouble than he did in the first one.”
After Aquaman’s release last year as it hit $1.1 billion at the box office, it was quite evident that its sequel must be on the way. Jason Momoa’s fantastic performance in the movie was surely a highlight of the year. The fact that we might have to wait another three years to watch the sequel on the big screens is a little saddening. The first movie’s end-credits had already predicted Yahya to continue with his character in the upcoming sequel.
What else is lined up in DC Universe?
Of course, 2022 is far away but we have several movies coming our way in between the gap years. Harley Quinn is all set to return on February 2020, in the Birds of Prey movie as she will face Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask. In the month of June next year, Gal Gadot is also returning to play her character of Diana Prince in Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 1984.
It doesn’t end here. Matt Reeves’ The Batman will be released on June 2021 featuring a star cast of Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz and Jeffrey Wright playing your favorite characters. The Suicide Squad is also making its return starring a few from the cast of 2016’s movie.
The Final Date!
Here is a SURPRISE! As per what we know from the great Jason Momoa, Aquaman’s second part will be released on December 16, 2022.