Director James Wan has shared the official title for Aquaman 2. Jason Momoa’s second solo go-around as the long-lasting DC superhero goes to be referred to as Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The title was revealed by Wan on Instagram, who shared a photograph from a current manufacturing assembly relating to the blockbuster sequel. The picture, which sees the title set in opposition to an oceanic backdrop, was shared with the caption “The tide is rising.”
While no official plot particulars have been revealed in regards to the sequel this does give us one thing to chew on till the film begins filming. Does “The Lost Kingdom” seek advice from Atlantis, maybe? There is definitely room for hypothesis at this level. Whatever the case, this is a sign that issues are shifting in the correct course. Production is predicted to kick off earlier than the top of the 12 months. Aside from Jason Momoa, Amber Heard will reprise her function as Mera. Patrick Wilson will, moreover, be again as Orm. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will return as Black Manta as effectively. Other returning solid members embrace Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman and Dolph Lundgren.
Jason Momoa made his debut as Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, albeit very briefly, in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He then returned in a much more vital function in Justice League, which initially hit theaters in 2017. Momoa acquired much more display time in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which was launched on HBO Max earlier this 12 months. Aquaman was launched in late 2018 and went on to develop into a large success. It earned $1.14 billion globally, making it the highest-grossing DC film ever on the field workplace.
For that cause, it ought to come as no shock that James Wan has confirmed that the sequel will certainly be launched in theaters. Given that DC movies similar to Batgirl and Static Shock are being developed for HBO Max, there could have been at the least some query about that. That mentioned, with the field workplace on the rebound in an enormous method, Warner Bros. would doubtlessly be leaving some huge cash on the desk by not giving Aquaman 2 an unique theatrical launch of some sort. So that tidbit in all probability should not come as an enormous shock.
David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick is penning the screenplay for the sequel. Not solely did he work on the primary film however he additionally has collaborated with James Wanon a number of entries in The Conjuring universe. This consists of The Conjuring 2 and the just lately launched The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. Jason Momoa additionally had a hand in crafting the script. Peter Safran will produce alongside Wan.
Other DC Films tasks coming down the pipeline embrace The Sucide Squad, The Batman, Black Adam, The Flash, Wonder Woman 3, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, a Superman reboot and Blue Beetle. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is ready to hit theaters on December 16, 2022. We’ll you should definitely hold you posted as additional particulars are made accessible. Be certain to take a look at the reveal for your self from James Wan’s Instagram.