James Wan Reveals The Title for “Aquaman” Sequel
We finally know what Aquaman 2 will be called, thanks to director James Wan, courtesy his Instagram page. The next installment of Wan’s vision for Aquaman is titled Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom, which is an interesting title considering Wan’s comments at last year’s DC FanDome event. “The second one is a little bit more serious, a little bit more relevant to the world we’re living in today. That’s where it wants to go.”
If Aquaman wants to go in a more serious direction, the Lost Kingdom, better known to you and me as Atlantis, will feature heavily in that vision. We’ll likely learn a lot more about why Atlantis has become so politically riven, why it’s so insular and warlike, and what that says about the folks above the waves, you know, us. We don’t know much about the sequel, which is par for the course at this stage of production. We do know that Jason Momoa returns, of course, in the title role, along with Amber Heard (Mera), Patrick Wilson (King Orm), and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Manta). We also know a swashbuckling pirate from a whole different realm—Game of Thrones‘ Pilou Asbæek, who so memorably played Euron Greyjoy in HBO’s juggernaut series—is on hand here. That guy knows how to break bad.
Here’s Wan’s big reveal of the title. Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom is due in theaters on December 16, 2022.
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Featured image: Caption: (L-r) AMBER HEARD, director JAMES WAN, JASON MOMOA and WILLEM DAFOE on the set of Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “AQUAMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Jasin Boland/ ™ & © DC Comics. Copyright: © 2018 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC.