‘Aquaman 2’: The Release Date, Cast & Everything Else You Need To Know
‘Aquaman 2’: The Release Date, Cast & Everything Else You Need To KnowAquaman was just too good to not get a sequel. Jason Momoa, 42, starred as Arthur Curry/Aquaman in the 2018 DC Extended Universe movie, which has snagged a sequel coming out in 2022. Aquaman 2, officially titled Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, is being produced by DC Comics and distributed by Warner Bros. It will proceed with the account of Momoa’s Aquaman, the head of the submerged realm of Atlantis who originally showed up in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). Aquaman was released on December 21, 2018, and received praise from fans and critics alike and grossed over $1 billion worldwide.
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Ideas of an Aquaman sequel came while the first movie was shooting. Jason made it clear he was onboard with playing the underwater superhero again. In February 2019, Warner Bros.Once more started off plans to compose the spin-off’s content, and north of a year after the fact, James Wan was formally endorsed as chief. Before long, Jason and really returning cast individuals authoritatively joined the film, while different novices were projected. The highly-anticipated movie has since wrapped filming, and while plot details have been kept largely under wraps, fans are counting down until Aquaman 2 swims in theaters.
‘Aquaman 2’ Release Date & Filming
Production on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom began in June 2021. Filming took place in London and was officially wrapped in December 2021. Jason posted an Instagram video the day before filming began and said, “I am finally in England. It is sunny out, it’s amazing. I’m gonna start Aquaman 2 tomorrow.” He also noted that his hair would be changed…
As mentioned before, Jason will be back as Arthur Curry/Aquaman for the sequel film. Amber Heard, 35, will also be back as Mera, Aquaman’s love interest. There were reports Amber wouldn’t be projected in that frame of mind because of her homegrown maltreatment charges against ex-Johnny Depp. A request was even sent off to eliminate Amber from Aquaman 2, and as of the hour of distributing, it has more than 1 million marks. Be that as it may, Amber authoritatively affirmed in November 2020 that she’d play Mera again once the film begins shooting.
On July 28, Jason confirmed Ben Affleck will reunite with him as Batman after the stars were “busted” by a group of tourists 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 alongside photos of him and Ben goofing around, Jason showed the tourists who caught them and said, “That’s what happens, Warner Brothers when you walk out of your set and there are our fans [back stage].” He then told the excited fans to have a great rest of their tour.
Other returning cast members include Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius, Aquaman’s half-brother, Dolph Lundgreen as King Nereus, Mera’s father, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as David Kane/Black Manta, a pirate/mercenary and foe of Aquaman’s, Tamura Morrison as Thomas Curry, Aquaman’s father, and Randall Park as Doctor Stephen Shin, a marine biologist searching for Atlantis. It’s unconfirmed if Nicole Kidman will return as Atlanna, Aquaman’s mother.
Some new characters will be introduced in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Vincent Regan will play Atman, the first king of Atlantis. Jani Zhao joins the film as Stingray, while Indya Moore will play Karson. Game of Thrones alum Pilou Asbæk has also been cast in an undisclosed role. James Wan directed the film, while the screenplay was by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick.
In true DCEU nature, not much is known about Aquaman 2. Warner Bros. has yet to drop the full trailer, so fans have little information on what will happen in the sequel. At the 2020 DC FanDome panel, James Wan said that Aquaman 2 is “a little bit more serious” than the first movie and “a little bit more relevant to the world we’re living in today.” A year later, at the 2021 DC FanDome panel, Warner Bros. released some concept art and behind-the-scenes footage from the film. James Wan said at the event, “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 at the event as well and said he has “so much invested” in the sequel. “I love this character. I love what it represents,” he said.
There were plans to expand the Aquaman world with a spinoff called The Trench. The project was in development in early 2019 and was supposed to focus on the amphibious monsters that Arthur and Mera fought in the first movie, according to Collider. But in April 2021, Warner Bros. opted not to move further with The Trench, though the company did say that the spinoff project could “move forward in the future.”