The sequel to Aquaman is one of the most anticipated entries in the DCEU. Titled “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” this sequel to 2013’s “Aquaman” follows Arthur Curry’s transition into the title character and shows how the surface world reacts to the war Atlantis fought. Originally scheduled for a 2020 release, DC’s Aquaman 2: Battle for Atlantis has been pushed back until the holidays of 2023.
Just after the original film broke all kinds of box office records, a sequel was announced, along with a spin-off that has since been scrapped. But, Aquaman will be back, and he will be joined by another DC superhero. James Wan returns as director, and co-writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick also returns for this sequel.
The producers are James Wan and Peter Safran, who just joined the DC Studios leadership team. To pass the time, here is everything you need to know about Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, even though we still have a lot to wait.
Aquaman 2 Release Date
After taking a critical beating for the theatrical version of Justice League, DCEU was able to recover thanks to the first Aquaman feature. On December 25, 2023, Arthur Curry will return to theaters in Aquaman 2. Apart from a few minor changes, the worldwide epidemic had little to no effect on the production of the sequel.
This is because James Wan had already committed to making Malignant in 2019, and director was eager to finish filming his latest crazed horror movie before returning to the DCEU. Also, “what a picture,” to paraphrase Al Pacino. Thanks to the grace of God, production on Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom began way back in June of 2021.
Aquaman 2 Plot
We might not have loads of information about Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’s plot just yet, but we do have an official (brief) synopsis: “When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman must forge an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis, and the world, from irreversible devastation,” it reads.
It’s unknown who the “unlikely ally” is, but it could be Orm. whom Aquaman fought at the end of the previous film and so usurped his throne as king of Atlantis. Hence, the sequel will probably begin during the early days of the new King Aquaman’s reign, when he is dealing with the first peril he meets as lord of Atlantis.
Momoa claimed in October 2019 that the entire plan was “planned out,” so it could be anything at this point. There isn’t much else we know about the sequel, but the author has hinted at where we can get hints about what to expect.
“We’re not taking any one particular comic book tale and translating it, but if you want to know the tone we’re going for, pick up pretty much any Silver Age story with Black Manta,” Johnson-McGoldrick told a fan on Twitter. By asking Wan at DC FanDome in August 2020.
Wilson was able to glean that the sequel will explore “new worlds,” suggesting one way in which it will vary from the original. “The second one is more weighty and current-day appropriate. If it’s intent is clear, “Wn elaborated. “Well, I’m curious about everything, but I have enough respect for him and the procedure to wait until it’s too late to get involved.
There is a lot I don’t ask about because I don’t want to know, and I don’t want him to say, “I can’t tell you that yet.”” I have some speculations as to how Orm fits in, but I’m not going to share them.” James Wan said in August of 2020 that the tone of his sequel to “Aquaman” would be “quite different” from the first.
Aquaman 2 Cast: Who’s Who in Atlantis?
Of course, nothing is official, but it seems likely that Jason Momoa will reprise his role as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard will reprise hers as Mera, and (fingers crossed) Willem DaFoe will reprise his role as Vulko. Mera, the Princess of the Xebel country and Arthur’s love interest, played by Amber Heard, is also reprising her role from the first film.
- Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman
- Amber Heard as Mera
- Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as David Kane/Black Manta
- Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna
- Patrick Wilson as Orm
- Randall Park as Dr Stephen Shin
- Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus
- Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry
- Indya Moore as Karshon
- Jani Zhao as Stingray
- Vincent Regan as Atlan
- Pilou Asbæk as TBC
Is There a Trailer for Aquaman 2?
There is no preview available for Aquaman 2. Nevertheless, at DC FanDome 2021, the film’s cast and crew debuted a trailer including footage from Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The footage serves as a promo and a compilation of behind-the-scenes action.