Arthur Curry is the DC Comics character who has made the most money at the film office. The release of Aquaman in 2017 made a sequel a foregone conclusion, and Aquaman 2 is now the most avidly awaited film in the DC Extended Universe.
A significant shift for a character who has long been the punchline in comic book jokes – from Family Guy to Entourage – and who has long been overshadowed by the heroic trinity of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman.
However, thanks to Jason Momoa's wisecracking portrayal of the lead character and a makeover inspired by DC's New 52 comics, Curry has been catapulted to the top table of superheroes.
He is reuniting Momoa with his castmates Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, and director James Wan in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (The Conjuring, Fast & Furious 7).
It's going to be even more action-packed than the first Aquaman film, and it will take Aquaman to areas he's never visited before. With Aquaman 2 wrapping up filming and slated for release in March 2023, now is a good time to scour the seas for essential details about the upcoming film, including cast announcements and rumors about the identity of the Lost Kingdom.
You can count on this one to cause a stir.
Aquaman 2: Release Date
In December 2018, the first Aquaman premiered in theaters, beating Mary Poppins Returns, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Bumblebee to the punch. As a result, it is no surprise that Warner Bros. had initially set its sequel's release date for another December.
With a release date of December 16, 2022, Aquaman 2 was initially slated to follow The Last Airbender by just a few weeks. However, that date has now been moved up to coincide with The Flash's December 16 release date.
However, setbacks in the visual effects section due to the Covid-19 epidemic have postponed Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom's 2023 release date.
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This sequel was filmed in the UK rather than Australia, as was Aquaman. Still, since all the underwater sequences were filmed in a studio with actors supported by sophisticated harnesses, it shouldn't have much of an impact on the film's visual appearance. Aquaman 2 will be released in theaters on March 17, 2023.
As director James Wan stated in an Instagram post announcing the conclusion of the principal filming in January 2022, several sequences for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom were shot in Malibu.
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Trailer for Aquaman 2: When Can We Expect to See It?
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom's principal filming barely finished at the beginning of this year, making it too early for a full trailer. On the other hand, Aquaman's new black Stealth Suit was first shown by actor Jason Momoa on Instagram in September 2021:
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Aquaman 2 got a sneak peek at the DC Fandom virtual event in October 2021, which featured contributions from stars Jason Momoa and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, director James Wan, and producer Peter Safran, as well as concepts and behind-the-scenes photography.
The highlights included Black Manta training, monsters on dunes, and some excellent submarine technology.
Additionally, Momoa apologized to fans for the four-year wait for the sequel: “I'm extremely pleased with the sequel because it's dealing with a lot of environmental concerns and the stakes are bigger, and I'm simply happy because I had a major part in it with my guy James Wan.”
According to Wan, “It provides the audience something fresh, something new that they haven't seen before. It's more adult, but it's still enjoyable.” When asked what he meant by “global-trotting,” the filmmaker said, “We explore so many diverse worlds.
This film isn't hesitant to go all-in when it comes to its image. So long as they can deliver on their big claims.
Aquaman 2: Cast
Based on what we know thus far, here is the cast for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom:
- 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 Karson
- Jani Zhao as Stingray
- Vincent Regan as Atlan
- Pilou Asbæk as TBC
A return to Arthur Curry/Aquaman seemed inevitable following the original film's popularity. Jason Momoa already has played the character three times (in Aquaman and Justice League: Parts I and II) and made an appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Amber Heard used her Instagram account to confirm her return to the role of Xebelian princess Mera, despite (apparently baseless) speculation that she wouldn't.
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Aquaman 2 Plot: What Can We Expect in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom?
The official description for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been revealed, and it has Jason Momoa's superhero being compelled to defend his aquatic domain once more.
Nicole Kidman, Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Manta), and Dolph Lundgren (King Nereus) are back in this Worlds of DC sequel directed by James Wan, which also features newcomers Pilou Asbaek, Vincent Regan, and Indya Moore.
Here are the first storyline elements, courtesy of Warner Bros. Atlantis and the rest of the planet are in jeopardy as Aquaman must make an uncomfortable alliance with an unusual friend to stop an ancient force.
Only Orm, Black Manta, and Nereus come to mind as potential friends, but we'll find out for sure next year. Moreover, Momoa has hinted how The Lost Kingdom would vary from the $1.1 billion grossing first installment from 2018.
“I impression that we're going all out this time.” The first time around, we all learned something new. Since this is my first time writing a sequel, I'm ecstatic. Even on the page, it was great. The pace of life is frantic at the moment.
“I mean, I had a good laugh when I saw it. There's a lot of enjoyment to be had. More heart and danger are involved,” the actor said.
As technology has evolved over the past three or four years, it has been “constantly evolving.” When it comes to underwater sequences in this film, we're “on a whole other level” because of how quickly things progress.