Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom marks a milestone for the greater DC Universe, as it is confirmed to be the DC Extended Universe's final movie before James Gunn and Peter Safran's new slate takes the spotlight.
However, this underwater sequel has faced its fair share of delays, with many wondering if the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike would cause it to get bumped even further down the line.
The Final DCEU Movie's Release Date Changed Again
Deadline revealed Warner Bros. changed the release date for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the DCEU's final on-screen installment, to December 22 in the United States.
This comes after the film went through a series of reshoots in late June, only six months before it was set to hit the big screen.
Additionally, Aquaman 2's social media pages all advertise the movie as "Only In Theaters Christmas," teasing that the sequel is now being released a little further into the holiday season
While the sequel eventually settled on a December 22 release date, that timeframe seemed to be regularly in flux until this latest update, with ads previously promoting the release date with "Only In Theaters December 20."
Aquaman 2 Closing the DCEU Era
And with Aquaman 3 unlikely to become a reality, the time is drawing nearer to look forward to what Gunn and Safran have in store for a brand-new story for the DC Universe on the big and small screen.
There's even talk of Jason Momoa trading in his trident for a new role in Gunn's universe, although casting details remain a secret for most of the already-announced projects confirmed for development.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will debut in theaters on December 20.