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Aquaman was once simply too excellent not to get a sequel. Jason Momoa, 42, starred as Arthur Curry/Aquaman in 2018 DC Extended Universe film, which has snagged a sequel popping out in 2022. Aquaman 2, formally titled Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, is being produced via DC Comics and allotted via Warner Bros. It will proceed the tale of Momoa’s Aquaman, the chief of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis who first seemed in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). Aquaman was once launched on December 21, 2018, and gained reward from fanatics and critics alike and grossed over $1 billion international.

Ideas of an Aquaman sequel got here whilst the primary film was once taking pictures. Jason made it transparent he was once onboard with taking part in the underwater superhero once more. In February 2019, Warner Bros. kicked off plans to jot down the sequel’s script, and over a yr later, James Wan formally signed on as director as soon as once more. Soon after, Jason and extra returning forged contributors formally joined the film, whilst different newbies have been forged. The highly-anticipated film has since wrapped filming, and whilst plot main points were saved in large part below wraps, fanatics are counting down till Aquaman 2 swims in theaters.

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Jason Momoa in ‘Aquaman’ (Photo: Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection)

‘Aquaman 2’ Release Date & Filming

Production on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom started in June 2021. Filming happened in London and formally wrapped in December 2021. Jason posted an Instagram video the day sooner than filming started and mentioned, “I am finally in England. It is sunny out, it’s amazing. I’m gonna start Aquaman 2 tomorrow.” He additionally famous that his hair can be modified from brown to blonde for the position. Even sooner than manufacturing started, Warner Bros. gave Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom a December 16, 2022 unlock date. The COVID-19 pandemic has now not altered the ones plans, this means that Aquaman 2 continues to be slated to reach in theaters simply sooner than Christmas 2022.

‘Aquaman 2’ Cast & Crew

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Amber Heard as Mera in ‘Aquaman (Photo: Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection)

As discussed sooner than, Jason will probably be again as Arthur Curry/Aquaman for the sequel movie. Amber Heard, 35, can be again as Mera, Aquaman’s love-interest. There have been rumors Amber wouldn’t be forged within the movie because of her home abuse allegations in opposition to ex-husband Johnny Depp. A petition was once even introduced to take away Amber from Aquaman 2, and as of the time of publishing, it has over 1 million signatures. However, Amber formally showed in November 2020 she’d be taking part in Mera once more as soon as the film begins filming.

On July 28, Jason showed Ben Affleck will reunite with him as Batman after the celebrities have been “busted” via a bunch of holiday makers visiting the Warner Bros. Studio lot. “REUNITED bruce and arthur. love u and miss u Ben,” Jason wrote on Instagram. “WB studio tours just explored the backlot alright. busted on set all great things coming AQUAMAN 2 all my aloha j.” In a video he shared along footage of him and Ben goofing round, Jason confirmed the vacationers who stuck them and mentioned, “That’s what happens, Warner Brothers, when you walk out of your set and there’s our fans [back stage].” He then instructed the excited fanatics to have a perfect relaxation in their excursion.

Other returning forged contributors come with 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 Doctor Stephen Shin, a marine biologist in search of Atlantis. It’s unconfirmed if Nicole Kidman will go back as Atlanna, Aquaman’s mom.

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Nicole Kidman in ‘Aquaman’ (Photo: Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection)

Some new characters will probably be presented in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Vincent Regan will play Atman, the primary king of Atlantis. Jani Zhao joins the movie as Stingray, whilst Indya Moore will play Karshon. Game of Thrones alum Pilou Asbæk has additionally been forged in an undisclosed position. James Wan directed the movie, whilst the screenplay was once via David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick.

‘Aquaman 2’ Plot

In true DCEU nature, now not a lot is understood about Aquaman 2. Warner Bros. has but to drop the whole trailer, so fanatics have little knowledge on what’s going to occur within the sequel. At the 2020 DC FanDome panel, James Wan mentioned that Aquaman 2 is “a little bit more serious” than the primary film and “a little bit more relevant to the world we’re living in today.” A yr later, on the 2021 DC FanDome panel, Warner Bros. launched some idea artwork and behind-the-scenes pictures from the movie. James Wan mentioned on the match, “Black Manta is still seeking his vengeance to try and kill Aquaman. That’s going to be very exciting for the audience. It’s a globetrotting story. We visit so many different worlds. This movie isn’t afraid to embrace its fantasy.” Jason spoke on the match as neatly and mentioned he has “so much invested” within the sequel. “I love this character. I love what it represents,” he mentioned.

‘Aquaman 2’ Spinoff

Jason Momoa & Amber Heard
Jason Momoa & Amber Heard in ‘Aquaman’ (Photo: Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection)

There have been plans to increase the Aquaman global with a derivative referred to as The Trench. The undertaking was once in construction in early 2019 and was once meant to concentrate on the amphibious monsters that Arthur and Mera fought within the first film, in keeping with Collider. But in April 2021, Warner Bros. opted to not transfer additional with The Trench, regardless that the corporate did say that the by-product undertaking may just “move forward in the future.”

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