In 2018, James Wan did the unexpected in delivering an all-around delightful Aquaman. The sixth entrant into the DC Extended Universe was an exciting change of pace for the franchise, with a very charming Jason Momoa front and center as the titular King of Atlantis. In addition to subverting expectations, Aquaman also delivered at the box office, earning over $1 billion and a place as the top-grossing DC Comics film to date. So it’s no surprise whatsoever that a sequel is currently in the works. DC Comics and Warner Bros. are clearly hoping to strike lightning twice as Aquaman 2 is just around the corner, with many key players returning for more. Here’s everything we know about the DCEU’s Aquaman sequel.
What Is the Title?
In June 2021, director James Wan shared the title for his upcoming Aquaman sequel:
As you can see, the title is Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. That designation usually refers to the underwater realm of Atlantis. Of course, Atlantis was front and center in the first Aquaman movie, so it’s hard to say exactly what the title refers to this time around.
Who Is in the Cast?
Naturally, Jason Momoa will reprise his role as Aquaman/Arthur Curry. Other cast members returning include Amber Heard as Mera, and Patrick Wilson as Arthur’s half-brother Orm Marius. Yahya Abdul-Matteen II has also confirmed he’s appearing in the sequel as David Kane/Black Manta. In the mid-credit scene, Dr. Stephen Shin (Randall Park, whose involvement in Aquaman 2 isn’t confirmed just yet) rescued Kane, confirming his survival and teasing his return. Meanwhile, Game of Thrones alum Pilou Asbaek has joined the cast in a currently unknown role.
What’s it About?
Warner Bros. has yet to confirm plot details, although Abdul-Matteen reprising his role is a major indicator. Still, we have some thoughts about where Aquaman 2 picks up after the very fun first film.
Who Is the Creative Team?
James Wan is returning to direct; he’ll also produce alongside Peter Safran. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the first film, is also back and will be writing the sequel’s script.
When Is the Release Date?
The film premieres on December 16, 2022.
Be sure to check back in as we learn more exciting details from the upcoming movie!
Originally published on April 27, 2021.