Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the final chapter in the DCEU that we’ve known it for the past decade, is a mere month away. And now, we have our final (or close to final) trailer for director James Wan’s newest adventure for the Sovereign of Atlantis. Jason Momoa is back as our titular King of the Seven Seas, and so is Patrick Wilson as his brother Orm, Nicole Kidman as their mother Atlanna, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen as Black Manta. Plus, there’s a new addition to the cast of characters, the adorable Aquababy. You can watch the full trailer for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom right here:
So this Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom trailer is definitely on the spoilery side of things. We know that Black Manta is on a mission of revenge against Arthur Curry for his defeat in the previous film, vowing to destroy everything in his life. Judging from what we see here, he destroys Aquaman’s childhood home, the lighthouse of Thomas Curry, Aquaman’s human father. And probably Thomas Curry himself. He also kidnaps Arthur Jr., from the look of things. Now, in the comics, Black Manta famously murdered Aquaman’s son. Will this blockbuster movie go that dark? We doubt it, but the trailer is definitely playing with the comic book fan’s expectations.
We also see that Black Manta is seeking to eradicate the entire bloodline of the Royal Family of Atlantis in the Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom trailer. This forces King Arthur to team up with his half-brother Orm. Will these two siblings reconcile? We were hoping that perhaps we would see one of the Aqualads in this movie, either Garth or Jackson Hyde. The latter of the two is the son of Black Manta in the comics. But, we’ll probably have to wait for James Gunn’s new DCU before we see those additions to the Aquaman family on the big screen. At least we get to see Aquaman ride a giant seahorse this time. Who doesn’t want to see that?
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom hits theaters on December 22.