Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is the title for the sequel to Aquaman. The Lost Country alludes to the undersea kingdom of Atlantis, which is home to Jason Momoa’s Aquaman. Director James Wan unveiled the Aquaman sequel title on Instagram on Thursday, posting two photos: one of his laptops at a production meeting for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and another of himself with the laptop screen mirrored onto a TV in the background. The Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom title is evident in both photographs in the official logo typeface of the film.
Wan’s attendance at a production meeting for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom backs up rumors that the Aquaman sequel will start filming in the United Kingdom in June. Amber Heard as Aquaman’s love interest Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the villain David Kane/ Black Manta, Patrick Wilson as Aquaman’s half-brother Orm Marius/ Ocean Master, and Temuera Morrison as Aquaman’s father Thomas Curry are among the returning Aquaman stars on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The sole newcomer so far is Pilou Asbk (Game of Thrones).87
Wan is directing from a script by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick behind the scenes. Along with returning producer Peter Safran, Wan will produce Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. With a worldwide total of $1.148 billion, the first Aquaman film was a major commercial success, becoming the most expensive film ever based on a DC Comics character (about Rs. 8,378 crores). It didn’t do as well critically, but given the box office success, a sequel was unavoidable. There isn’t much else known about Aquaman 2, however, we may learn more during this year’s DC FanDome on October 16.
Before Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the DC film universe will give us James Gunn’s soft reboot The Suicide Squad on August 6 (premiering in theatres and on HBO Max), Robert Pattinson’s Dark Knight reboot The Batman in March 2022, Dwayne Johnson’s anti-hero Black Adam in July 2022, and Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, and Michael Keaton’s standalone The Flash in November 2022. Aside from that, there’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods will be released in June 2023.
In addition, films based on DC characters such as Batgirl (from Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah), Blue Beetle (directed by Angel Manuel Soto), Green Lantern, Hourman (from writers Gavin James and Neil Widener), Plastic Woman (from writer Cat Vasko), Static Shock (from writer Randy McKinnon), Superman (from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and producer J.J. Abrams), and Zatanna (from writer Emerald Fen Finally, Wonder Woman 3 is in the works, starring Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be released in theatres globally on December 16, 2022.