An upcoming and highly anticipated addition to DC Comic’s cinematic universe, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is the sequel to 2018’s Aquaman.
Another superhero may seem like it might go out of fashion, but the global fanbase for these movies – regardless of Marvel or DC, keeps increasing. And the excitement never seems to run out regardless of the amount of content available to watch.
The first movie based on Aquaman’s life was released in 2018 and grossed over a staggering billion dollars. The story of the movies follows Aquaman (played by Jason Momoa) and his struggles to unite the land and the sea, and keep them together without any enmity or hatred. The title for this movie was released only in early June of this year and was enough to cause a huge excitement across social media platforms with fans already speculating the plots and possible castings. Although not much is known, here is the information you can rely on as of now until any more news is released.
Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom Release Date
Although the talks of a sequel were begun parallel to the shooting of the previous film itself, the director James Wan did not immediately sign off on it, wanting to give the film time to see the audience’s reaction and develop a well-rounded script.
In January of 2019, the year following the first film, he signed on to oversee the development of the next movie. Subsequently, Johnson-McGoldrick was finalized to be the one who would write the screenplay in February of 2019. The director of the film was confirmed to be James wan in August 2020, and he released a statement that the new movie would further the story of 2018’s Aquaman. The title for this movie was officially announced in June 2021, and the filming has since begun in London.
As for the actual release date, it has been fixed to be December 16, 2022, in the United States.
Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom Cast
The official cast list has not been released, possibly to keep the suspense of new characters intact. However, it is obvious that Jason Momoa will return as Arthur Curry / Aquaman, and despite much controversy following a court dispute Amber Heard will be cast as Mera. Other returning cast members include Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as David Kane / Black Manta, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry.
Other returning members of the crew include director James Wan, who will also be producing alongside Peter Safran. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick will once again be the screenwriter.
Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom Speculations About Storylines
Jason Momoa pitched the storyline for the sequel during the shooting days of the first film itself. This idea was then developed and scripted and is now being filmed, without any details being provided to the audience as of now.
Based on the title the sequel will be set in the Lost Kingdom of Atlantis, which according to the DCEU became seven divisions after it sunk. These seven parts are now called the kingdoms of Atlantis, Xebel, Fisherman, Brine, Trench, Deserters, and the enigmatic Lost Kingdom. Hints about the final kingdom, the ‘lost’ one, were provided in the first installment, but nothing much is known about it. The film will probably focus on the happenings as well as the history of this kingdom as well as the character arc of Aquaman himself.
The movies of this genre are often kept well guarded and only given away to the audience when the teaser, trailer, and actual movies release. However, it is always fun to speculate among the audience and see how well the predictions compare to the actual product. In the meanwhile, you can catch up on the previous movies in the DCEU, of which there are 12 so far.