“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” Trailer Release
Jason Momoa is making his return as the iconic superhero Aquaman, much to the delight of DC Universe fans who have patiently waited for a long five years for the sequel to arrive. The original Aquaman film was a massive success for Warner Bros. studios, serving as a rare shining moment in the DC universe during its release.
Now that the trailer for the second installment is finally out, it's poised to dominate conversations across the internet among eager fans.
In the sequel, Aquaman (played by Jason Momoa) is faced with the challenge of forming an unlikely alliance with his imprisoned brother Orm (portrayed by Patrick Wilson). Their goal is to safeguard their kingdom and rescue Aquaman's family from the menacing Black Manta (played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II).
Fans had been highly anticipating the release of the first trailer for Aquaman 2, which arrived on September 14. Warner Bros. had previously teased the trailer with a brief clip earlier in the week, offering glimpses of Aquaman riding a seahorse-like creature and showing his family home in flames. Black Manta also posed a significant threat, vowing to "kill Aquaman and destroy everything that he holds dear."
In the midst of all the chaotic and visually stunning CGI sequences in the trailer, Amber Heard's character Mera makes a brief appearance. She's recognizable in that split second thanks to her character's distinctive bright red hair and aqua-colored costume. This marks her return to a major project since her highly publicized legal case with Johnny Depp in 2022, which garnered significant media attention. Many fans had speculated about whether another actress would replace her, but it's now confirmed that the 37-year-old actress has resumed her role as Mera.
Furthermore, the film boasts an impressive and star-studded cast, with names like Nicole Kidman, Temuera Morrison, Willem Dafoe, and Dolph Lundgren joining the DC universe.
"Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom" has been officially scheduled for a cinematic release on December 20. "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom" is directed by James Wan, the same filmmaker who directed the first movie in the franchise. The screenplay for the film is written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, known for his work on films like "Orphan," "The Conjuring 2," and the first installment of Aquaman.
This announcement comes even though Warner Bros. recently postponed the release of "Dune: Part Two" due to ongoing strikes in Hollywood.
The ongoing strikes in Hollywood could potentially affect the availability of stars such as Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Patrick Wilson for promotional activities if they continue into December.
Notably, between the production of the Aquaman sequel and its upcoming release, there has been a decision to revamp the DC cinematic universe under the guidance of James Gunn and Peter Safran, introducing a new continuity.
While "The Batman" and "Joker" are set to receive sequels in their standalone universes, it remains uncertain whether Aquaman will continue in its current storyline or take a different direction. Nevertheless, it vows to be a promising superhero film in the DC universe.