The highly-anticipated sequel to the 2018 hit Aquaman is finally on its way. Warner Bros. recently confirmed that the film, titled Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom, is currently in production and is expected to hit theaters in December 2023. James Wan, who directed the first movie, is back at the helm for the sequel.
The original Aquaman movie was a huge success, grossing over $1.1 billion at the box office. It told the story of Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), the half-human, half-Atlantean superhero, and his battle against his evil stepbrother King Orm (Patrick Wilson) for the throne of Atlantis. The sequel, however, promises to take a new path, as Aquaman is forced to team up with an enemy to save the world.
During a recent presentation at CinemaCon, Warner Bros. released the first trailer for Aquaman 2 and revealed some exciting new details about the plot. The film will see Aquaman facing off against a powerful new enemy known as the Black Trident, while also dealing with the challenges of being a new father.
Director James Wan has promised that the film will take audiences to “beautiful strange new worlds” and introduce “interesting new characters.” He also teased a “fun bromance” between Aquaman and Orm, who will have to put aside their differences to save Atlantis and the rest of the world.
The Aquaman 2 trailer also gave fans a glimpse of Amber Heard’s return as Mera, the love interest of Arthur Curry. It’s unclear how much of a role she will play in the film, but fans can expect to see more of her character this time around.
In addition to Momoa, Wilson, and Heard, the cast of Aquaman 2 also includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who played the villainous Black Manta in the first film, and newcomer Pilou Asbæk, who is rumored to be playing a mysterious character named The Fisherman.
Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom is set to be released worldwide on December 20, 2023, and fans can’t wait to see what James Wan and his team have in store for them. With a bigger budget and more ambitious storytelling, Aquaman 2 promises to be even more exciting and action-packed than its predecessor.
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