Aquaman was simply too good to not get a sequel. Jason Momoa, 42, starred as Arthur Curry/Aquaman in 2018 DC Prolonged Universe film, which has snagged a sequel popping out in 2022. Aquaman 2, formally titled Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom, is being produced by DC Comics and distributed by Warner Bros. It is going to proceed the story of Momoa’s Aquaman, the chief of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis who first appeared in Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). Aquaman was launched on December 21, 2018, and obtained reward from followers and critics alike and grossed over $1 billion worldwide.
Concepts of an Aquaman sequel got here whereas the primary film was taking pictures. Jason made it clear he was onboard with taking part in the underwater superhero once more. In February 2019, Warner Bros. kicked off plans to write down the sequel’s script, and over a yr later, James Wan formally signed on as director as soon as once more. Quickly after, Jason and extra returning solid members formally joined the film, whereas different newcomers had been solid. The highly-anticipated film has since wrapped filming, and whereas plot particulars have been stored largely underneath wraps, followers are counting down till Aquaman 2 swims in theaters.
‘Aquaman 2’ Launch Date & Filming
Manufacturing on Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom started in June 2021. Filming occurred in London and formally wrapped in December 2021. Jason posted an Instagram video the day earlier than filming started and mentioned, “I’m lastly in England. It’s sunny out, it’s wonderful. I’m gonna begin Aquaman 2 tomorrow.” He additionally famous that his hair can be modified from brown to blonde for the position. Even earlier than manufacturing started, Warner Bros. gave Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom a December 16, 2022 launch date. The COVID-19 pandemic has not altered these plans, which suggests Aquaman 2 continues to be slated to reach in theaters simply earlier than Christmas 2022.
‘Aquaman 2’ Forged & Crew
As talked about earlier than, Jason might be again as Arthur Curry/Aquaman for the sequel movie. Amber Heard, 35, may even be again as Mera, Aquaman’s love-interest. There have been rumors Amber wouldn’t be solid within the movie as a consequence of her home abuse allegations towards ex-husband Johnny Depp. A petition was even launched to take away Amber from Aquaman 2, and as of the time of publishing, it has over 1 million signatures. Nevertheless, Amber officially confirmed in November 2020 she’d be taking part in Mera once more as soon as the film begins filming.
On July 28, Jason confirmed Ben Affleck will reunite with him as Batman after the celebs had been “busted” by a bunch of vacationers visiting the Warner Bros. Studio lot. “REUNITED bruce and arthur. love u and miss u Ben,” Jason wrote on Instagram. “WB studio excursions simply explored the backlot alright. busted on set all nice issues coming AQUAMAN 2 all my aloha j.” In a video he shared alongside photographs of him and Ben goofing round, Jason confirmed the vacationers who caught them and mentioned, “That’s what occurs, Warner Brothers, while you stroll out of your set and there’s our followers [back stage].” He then advised the excited followers to have an amazing remainder of their tour.
Different returning solid members embrace Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius, Aquaman’s half-brother, Dolph Lundgreen as King Nereus, Mera’s father, Yahya Abdul-Manteen II as David Kane/Black Manta, a pirate/mercenary and foe of Aquaman’s, Tamuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Aquaman’s father, and Randall Park as Physician Stephen Shin, a marine biologist trying to find Atlantis. It’s unconfirmed if Nicole Kidman will return as Atlanna, Aquaman’s mom.
Some new characters might be launched in Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom. Vincent Regan will play Atman, the primary king of Atlantis. Jani Zhao joins the movie as Stingray, whereas Indya Moore will play Karshon. Recreation of Thrones alum Pilou Asbæk has additionally been solid in an undisclosed position. James Wan directed the movie, whereas the screenplay was by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick.
‘Aquaman 2’ Plot
In true DCEU nature, not a lot is understood about Aquaman 2. Warner Bros. has but to drop the complete trailer, so followers have little info on what is going to occur within the sequel. On the 2020 DC FanDome panel, James Wan mentioned that Aquaman 2 is “a bit bit extra critical” than the primary film and “a little bit extra related to the world we’re dwelling in at the moment.” A yr later, on the 2021 DC FanDome panel, Warner Bros. launched some idea artwork and behind-the-scenes footage from the movie. James Wan mentioned on the occasion, “Black Manta continues to be looking for his vengeance to try to kill Aquaman. That’s going to be very thrilling for the viewers. It’s a globetrotting story. We go to so many various worlds. This film isn’t afraid to embrace its fantasy.” Jason spoke on the occasion as properly and mentioned he has “a lot invested” within the sequel. “I like this character. I like what it represents,” he mentioned.
‘Aquaman 2’ Spinoff
There have been plans to develop the Aquaman world with a by-product known as The Trench. The mission was in improvement in early 2019 and was purported to concentrate on the amphibious monsters that Arthur and Mera fought within the first film, in line with Collider. However in April 2021, Warner Bros. opted to not transfer additional with The Trench, although the corporate did say that the spinoff mission might “transfer ahead sooner or later.”