Jason Momoa reprises his role of Aquaman in DC’s sequel film ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’. The eagerly anticipated trailer displays an intense battle, alliances, and familiar faces.
After five years, Jason Momoa will return as Aquaman for Warner Bros.’ “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”. Warner Bros. released its first trailer and announces Momoa’s highly-anticipated return.
Momoa stars as Arthur Curry or Aquaman in “Lost Kingdom”, ruling over Atlantis with his human-Atlantean hybrid form. In its sequel, however, he joins forces with Patrick Wilson’s character Orm to battle Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II).
The plot foreshadows an intense contest: Unable to defeat Aquaman on their first encounter, Black Manta becomes determined to vanquish him using his legendary Black Trident and ancient, evil powers he acquired through their father’s demise.
Aquaman turns to Orm as help and forms an unlikely alliance against Black Manta; together they must protect their kingdom, rescue Aquaman’s family members from capture, and save Earth from being overtaken by destructive forces.
Notable players returning for this sequel include Momoa, Wilson and Abdul-Mateen as well as Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Temuera Morrison, Willem Dafoe and Dolph Lundgren from the original film as well as Randall Park from his cameo appearance as Dr. Stephen Shin.
Vincent Regan, Indya Moore and Pilou Asbaek will join this cast; with director James Wan returning behind the lens while David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick wrote the script for this one as well.
The movie has drawn considerable attention for featuring Heard following her highly publicized defamation trial against former husband Johnny Depp last year, amid which Heard was reduced in role due to heated fallout and subsequent online backlash. Yet Heard still claims making $1 Million from the first film and $2 Million from sequel.
Director James Wan informed Entertainment Weekly that the sequel would focus on Arthur and Orm’s relationship more heavily, rather than its romantic undercurrents seen in the first ‘Aquaman’ film.
According to Wan, while that arc had some crossover with their brotherly bond in Aquaman: Dawn of Justice he noted this would be evident throughout their second adventure together.
“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” marks DC Studios’ fourth movie release this year after less successful outings of “Shazam! Fury of the Gods”, “The Flash”, and “Blue Beetle”.
James Gunn and Peter Safran recently assumed co-CEO roles for DC Studios, though no details about future involvement of Aquaman or Momoa have been announced yet.
“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” will hit theaters on December 20, 2023 and its trailer is now available for viewing.