Aquaman 2 release date in danger as new Star Wars movies announced

Aquaman And Darth Vader

New films in the Star Wars franchise could well be causing trouble for DC's Aquaman sequel

It was revealed last night that three new Star Wars movies will be heading to cinemas in 2022, 2024 and 2026.

Many are already expecting these films to be the first trilogy to open up Star Wars beyond the long-running Skywalker saga, started with A New Hope back in 1977. 

Star Wars A New Hope Poster

As things stand, it is not yet known whether these three new films will be Rian Johnson's or Game of Thrones' David Benioff and D.B. Weiss's mysterious new trilogies that will be heading to screens first in three years time.

However, the news of three new Star Wars films has thrown up some troublesome questions for other big-name films heading to cinemas over the next few years.

One such film is DC's Aquaman 2, the sequel to last year's billion-dollar superhero flick. Both Aquaman 2 and the first of these Star Wars films now have their release dates set for December 16, 2022.

Aquaman

Now, this throws a serious spanner in the works for DC who will no doubt be rather dismayed at having to share a release date with one of the biggest movie franchises ever created. 

There has been no news yet, but you can be sure that DC will be highly tempted to move Aquaman 2's release date in order to avoid a Christmas showdown with a brand new film from a galaxy far, far away.

Up next for Star Wars is the release of Episode: The Rise of Skywalker which zooms into cinemas on December 18, 2019. For more Star Wars content, why not check out our ultimate guide on the best Star Wars viewing orders?

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