'Aquaman 2': Release date, cast, plot and everything you need to know about the sequel starring Jason Momoa
The King of Atlantis will be back. And the film is slated for a 2022 release with James Wan returning to helm the movie
James Wan's 'Aquaman' was a staggering success and not many believed the movie would be one after a damp squib in the form of 'Justice League'. Centered on a character who has never had a standalone film, 'Aquaman' was up against some serious competition in the form of 'Bumblebee' and 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse', but the Jason Momoa-starrer surpassed all expectations and stands as the biggest worldwide grosser in the history of DC Comics adaptations.
Warner Bros and DC were said to be developing a sequel soon after the movie's release but it was officially confirmed only in February. Here's what we know about the sequel so far.
Warner Bros. announced that the sequel is currently scheduled to be released December 22, 2022. The delay comes in with a bunch of DC Extended Universe films lined up. 'Joker', 'Birds of Prey' and 'Wonder Woman 1984' are in the works meaning we have a couple of years to go before we see Arthur Curry in his gold and green suit on the big screen again.
With production just recently started, the plot is still pretty much under wraps. 'Aquaman' saw Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) defeat Orm (Patrick Wilson) and take his place as the Lord of Atlantis. Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen) has always been regarded as Aquaman's greatest foe and he may just play a larger role in the sequel.
Jason Momoa will return as Arthur Curry aka Aquaman and Amber Heard will be back as Mera, Curry's love interest. Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson ('The A-Team') as Orm, Nicole Kidman ('Days of Thunder') as Atlanna, Yahya Abdul-Mateen ('Baywatch') as Black Manta and Dolph Lundgren ('Rocky IV') as Nereus too are slated to return in the sequel.
The original movie's co-writer duo, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, and Will Beall have been hired to write the sequel's script. Wan returns as producer and director.
While 'Aquaman 2' is currently in development, the studio is developing a "horror-tinged" spin-off focused on the Trench, one of the kingdoms of Atlantis that was visited in 'Aquaman.' Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald were hired by Warner Bros. to write the script and may hit the screens sometime in mid-2020.
With the movie set for a 2022 release, guess we'll see a trailer only by the end of 2021.
Watch this space for more updates on 'Aquaman 2'
If you enjoyed 'Aquaman', you may also like:
'Man of Steel', 'Wonder Woman', 'Dawn of Justice', 'Justice League' and 'Suicide Squad.'
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