Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is a forthcoming superhero film gleaned from the DC universe. It is a sequel to Aquaman, which was released in 2018. The movie was written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, produced by Peter Safran and James Wan, and directed by James Wan. Aquaman is a fictional superhero who is a half-human, and he is hesitant to be the king of Atlantis. Instead, he is a part of the Justice League. He has incredible powers such as superhuman strength, durability, manipulating the tides, swimming at supersonic speed, and communicating to marine life.
When Can we Expect the Movie
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to release in the theatres on 16th December 2022, four years later the first movie’s release. The Movie will not be released on HBO Max simultaneously as the other Warner Bros films. According to some reports, Warner Bros has agreed to a deal with the distributors of the cinema, and the Movie will be presented to the big screen only for forty- five days only. In all probability, the film will be available on HBO Max after being removed from the silver screen. However, the film may get delayed due to the pandemic as the world has not overcome the virus.
The Cast of Aquaman 2
- Jason Momoa: Jason Momoa will be playing the role of Arthur Curry/ Aquaman. He is the half-Atlantean king of Atlantis who can swim rapidly and talk to underwater creatures.
- Amber Heard: Amber Heard will play Mera, the princess of Xebel kingdom. She can control water with hydrokinesis, and she can talk to Atlanteans with the help of telepathy.
- Patrick Wilson: Patrick Wilson will play Orm Marius/ Ocean Master’s role as the step-brother and the former Atlantean king.
- Yahya Abdul-Mateen II: Abdul-Mateen II will star as David Kane/ Black Manta; he is a merciless freebooter who uses an Atlantean- powered suit.
- Temuera Morrison: He will play the role of Arthur’s father and a lighthouse keeper.
What Can we Expect from the Sequel?
The ending of the first Aquaman movie has opened the door for a sequel of Movie. In the sequel, the fans can perceive Jason Momoa and Amber Heard as Aquaman and Mera. We can expect Black Manta to return to the sequel of Aquaman 2 in 2019. Abdul Mateen 2, the man who played the role of Black Manta, confirmed the rumor about the return. We can expect to see a few old faces from the first movie and new faces because, in April 2021, a report claimed Pilou Asbaek will be joining the cast and playing a role that has not been disclosed yet.
James Wan, the director of both the movies, has said that “He will not be assigning any large role to a character in the second franchise of the movie as he was hesitant in the initial Aquaman movie.” James confirmed that Black Manta would not be the primary antagonist. In the sequel, the fans can expect Orm Marius/ Ocean Master will be getting the spotlight as he can be the main antagonist of Aquaman 2.
Since James Wan was against the decision to rush the sequel for the Movie because Wan and his co-workers believed that a developmental time would be essential for the second Movie, fans can expect an intriguing and entertaining plot, keeping them on the edge of their seats. Specific reports say Aquaman 2 movie will be made with a PG-13 rating because Aquaman is not known for strong violence, foul language, or dark sense of humor.
Can we Expect Any Team-Up in the Universe?
Even though Justice League did well at the box office, the filmmakers are not very interested in working together for a superhero team-up sort of Movie like the ‘Avengers.’ One of the officials stated how the DC universe focuses their films on being stand-alone. So if the films are doing well, they do not feel the need to bring the heroes together. The official elaborated his statement by talking about how Wonder Woman is doing well alone, and they feel the same way about Aquaman.
DC Universe believes that Aquaman can be one of the best movies in the DC Universe because they will have an excellent sequel and storytelling. Furthermore, they expressed their faith in James Wan, the director of the Aquaman franchise, as they realize he knows about the architecture, armory, army, feels, and look about the seven kingdoms of Atlantis.