Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Release Date Announcements, Cast Updates, Plot Speculations, and More

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Aquaman 2 is about to take a dive! Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will premiere soon.

The first movie of the Aquaman franchise was released in 2018. It was directed by James Wan and featured Jason Momoa as Aquaman. It introduced us to the underwater world of Atlantis and the war that was waged against the humans on the surface. Aquaman became one of the top-grossing films DC Comic films to be released, so it is no wonder that a second movie is on the way.

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Now, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is swimming its way to theaters by March 17, 2023, so here is everything we know about the movie to help tide you through.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Release Date: When Will the DC Movie Come Out?

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will come out in theaters on December 25, 2023. The second Aquaman movie was originally supposed to premiere on December 21, 2022, but another DC movie, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, initially took that release. Then August 24, 2022, Warner Bros announced another date reshuffle that involved most of the titles it would release, including Shazam and The Flash.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Filming

The team began production sometime in early 2021, with principal photography starting in July 2021, as confirmed by Jason Momoa when he arrived in London to start filming. Filming for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom was wrapped up by January 2022.

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Movie?

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Patrick Wilson as Orm

Most of the original cast from the first Aquaman movie will return to play their characters in the second movie, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

Jason Momoa still plays the titular role of Aquaman, also known as Arthur Curry, the half-human, the half-Atlantean hero with the superpower to communicate with the marine animals. During his interview on The Drew Barrymore Show in May 2021, Momoa talked about how he contributed in some form to the script of the Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. He said he was very much encouraged by his co-writers and the directors.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II also returns as Black Manta, Aquaman’s human nemesis. Patrick Wilson will also return as Aquaman’s half-brother, Orm Marius, and Dolph Lundgren, who plays King Nereus, Vince Regan as Atlan, and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna.

Amber Heard will also be reprising her role as Mera, the water-bending Atlantian, despite the tabloid drama and the high-profile courtroom case.

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Crew: Who are the Creatives Behind the Scenes?

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Nicole Kidman as Atlanna

David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick wrote the screenplay for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The movie will be directed by James Wan, who is most known for directing hit horror movies like The Conjuring and Lights Out.

DC Entertainment and Peter Safran will produce Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Safran recently made the news for rejecting online fan petitions not to re-cast Amber Heard as Mera in light of the controversies she was involved with.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Behind the Scenes

DC fans were disappointed when Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom did not make an appearance during the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con. Director James Wan tried to make it up to fans by sharing some behind-the-scenes photos.

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Plot: What Will be the Plot of the Second Aquaman Movie?

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Black Manta

We still have no definite information about what the plot of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be. There are several directions that the movie could take, and so far, Warner Bros has only released the following statement about the movie

When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman must forge an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis, and the world, from irreversible devastation.

We can make assumptions about the plot of the movie based on the first Aquaman film and what we know from the comic books.

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We may see Aquaman’s arch-nemesis, Black Manta, exact his revenge on the protagonist. In DC lore, Black Manta is one of the most bloodthirsty villains who is fueled by his hatred for Aquaman, blaming the hero for the death of his father.

Another likely path the movie may take is the exploration of the Seven Kingdoms. In the lore of the DC comic books, Atlantis is one of the seven oceanic kingdoms, and the other kingdoms are Xebel, a military kingdom, The Kingdom of Deserters, and The Trench.

The Trench is found in the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean. It is home to some of the most vicious creatures in the seven seas. This may be where the Trench-like creatures that attacked Aquaman and his allies in the first movie.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Trailer: Is There a Trailer for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom?

There is no trailer for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom yet, but we can expect the full trailer to come out sometime in late 2022 or early 2023. In the meantime, while waiting for the release of the teaser, you can watch the trailer for the first Aquaman movie here:

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Warner Bros also released a final trailer for Aquaman.

Where to Watch Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom: Where Can I Watch the Movie?

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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Jason Momoa is Aquaman

You can watch Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom in theaters once the movie is released. After the movie completes its theatrical window, we may be able to watch the film on a streaming service, depending on which service can nab the movie.

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There are other DC movies you can watch out aside from Aquaman, like Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Black Adam.

Aquaman had pleasantly surprised most of us when it was released, and James Wan has offered us a new perspective that increased interest in the entire franchise. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to continue the hype and will hopefully give us a sequel worthy of the first movie's success.