‘Aquaman’ Sequel Named ‘The Lost Kingdom,’ Reveals Director James Wan

‘Aquaman’ Sequel Named ‘The Lost Kingdom,’ Reveals Director James Wan

Aquaman 2 finally has a name and it’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Director James Wan revealed the title for the much-anticipated Aquaman sequel via Instagram.

Wan posted a picture on his Instagram account from a production meeting. The picture featured the title in what looked like a potential logo for the film. However, it is unclear whether this will end up being the final logo for the film.

The caption read, “The tide is rising.”

Last year at the DC FanDome panel, Wan teased that Aquaman 2 would have a darker tone than the first film.

“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.”

James Wan

Aquaman (2018) was a massive hit and became DCEU’s biggest success, grossing over $1.13 billion at the worldwide box office. This basically guaranteed that Warner Bros. would begin working on a sequel sooner or later.

Not much has since been revealed about Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Based on the title, it’s a fair guess that the film would focus on the Seven Kingdoms of Atlantis. The first movie acted as a base to introduce Aquaman, Atlantis’ history, and how it fell into the ocean.

The seven kingdoms include Atlantis, Xebel, Fisherman, Brine, Trench, Deserters, and a lost seventh kingdom. Arthur Curry unites the six kingdoms of Atlantis in Aquaman, so it would be only logical to expect the seventh kingdom to be an important element in the sequel’s story.

The screenplay will be written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who co-wrote the screenplay for the first film. Jason Momoa, who will be reprising his role as Aquaman/Arthur Curry, has said that he will be traveling to Hawaii in July to begin filming.

Despite petitions signed by millions to remove Amber Heard and rumors that Emilia Clarke would replace her as Mera were surfacing online late last year, Heard recently confirmed that she will be returning for the sequel. Patrick Wilson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will be returning as well, while Game of Thrones’ Pilou Asbæk recently joined the cast.

Fans still have to wait for quite a while before Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom drops. Meanwhile, DCEU’s slate is packed with other exciting films, like The Suicide Squad, The Batman, Black Adam, The Flash, and Shazam! Fury of the Gods.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has a release date set for December 16, 2022.

CastCharacter
Jason MomoaArthur Curry / Aquaman
Patrick WilsonKing Orm / Ocean Master
Amber HeardMera
Temuera MorrisonTom Curry
Yahya Abdul-Mateen IIDavid Kane / Black Manta
Pilou Asbæk

DCEU Upcoming Films:

The Suicide SquadAugust 6, 2021
The BatmanMarch 4, 2022
Black AdamJuly 29, 2022
The FlashNovember 4, 2022
Aquaman and the Lost KingdomDecember 16, 2022
Shazam! Fury Of The GodsJune 2, 2023

About Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It will be a sequel to 2018’s Aquaman and will see the return of the titular character, aka Arthur Curry.

James Wan will return to direct the sequel and the screenplay will be written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. Cast members include Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II who will be reprising their respective roles. Game of Thrones’ Pilou Asbæk recently joined the sequel’s cast.

Not much has been revealed about the plot but based on the title, the film could focus on the Seven Kingdoms of Atlantis. Six of the seven kingdoms were united by Aquaman in the first film’s finale. The seven kingdoms include Atlantis, Xebel, Fisherman, Brine, Trench, Deserters, and a lost seventh kingdom.