The big picture
- Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will feature the return of an angry Black Manta, who seeks revenge on the King of Atlantis with the help of an ancient artifact called the Black Trident.
- Arthur Curry will need the help of his old rival, Orm, to defeat Black Manta and protect Atlantis from the devastating weapon he wields.
- Although this film is the last of the current iteration of the DCEU, it remains unclear whether Jason Momoa will reprise his role as Aquaman in the future, but he could continue to work with DC in a different capacity.
A new trailer for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom was released by Warner Bros., as James WanThe sequel is quickly approaching its theatrical release date. Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) is the king of Atlantis, but he is also now the father of a baby, as noted in the film’s promotional material. The new trailer focuses on Aquaman talking to his baby son about what it means to be the ruler of Atlantis and how the lives of millions of people depend on their choices. The bravest hero the ocean has ever seen is about to return in what may be the darkest adventure of his journey.
Arthur Curry has faced many dangerous threats during his superhero career, but Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will mark the return of a very angry Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). After the villain was introduced in the first installment, he vowed to return for the king of Atlantis. An ancient artifact called the Black Trident will allow him to do this, with the device capable of easily rivaling Aquaman’s power. To defeat the villain, Arthur will need Orm (Patrick Wilson) help, even though the pair were involved in a deadly duel in the first film.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will continue Arthur Curry’s journey five years after the first installment grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. James Wan’s previous film about the King of Atlantis explained how his mother, Queen Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) was actually alive all these years, while Orm was secretly planning to take the throne. Arthur has also appeared in projects such as Justice League And Peacemakerserving as a connecting link between projects defined within the broader framework DC Extended Universe. But now the franchise is coming to an end and a new version of the DCU will take its place.
Does ‘The Lost Kingdom’ Be the last “Aquaman” Movie?
While Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be the final film set in the current iteration of the DCEU, only time will tell if Jason Momoa returns to the role at some point in the future. The actor recently said he might continue working with DC, but James Gunn And Pierre Safran could offer him a different role in their new common universe, even if nothing has yet been confirmed. The first film officially set in the new franchise will be Superman: Legacywho should introduce David Corenswet like the new iteration of Man of Steel.
You can check out the new trailer for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom below, before the film hits theaters on December 22:
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Arthur must enlist the help of his half-brother Orm to protect Atlantis from Black Manta, who has used a devastating weapon in his obsessive quest to avenge his father’s death.
Release date December 20, 2023
Director James Wan
Cast Jason Momoa, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison
Main genre Super hero
Gender Superheroes, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Studio Warner Bros. and D.C.
Writers David Leslie Johnson, Paul Norris, Mort Weisinger