Go Behind-the-Scenes of AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM with New Featurette About Director James Wan

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa, is set to make a splash in theaters in December 2023, promising an epic sequel to the highest-grossing DC film of all time

Director James Wan and Jason Momoa return in the much-awaited sequel to the highest-grossing DC film of all time, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The film, set to open in theaters internationally on December 20, 2023, and in North America on December 22, 2023, promises to be an epic continuation of the Aquaman saga.

Director James Wan

The sequel sees the return of Black Manta, played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who is more determined than ever to avenge his father’s death. Armed with the powerful Black Trident, Black Manta unleashes an ancient force, setting the stage for an epic showdown with Aquaman.

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Jason Momoa reprises his role as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, now juggling his responsibilities as the King of Atlantis and a new father. The film also sees the return of Patrick Wilson as Orm, Amber Heard as Mera, and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna. Dolph Lundgren and Randall Park are back as King Nereus and Dr. Stephen Shin, respectively.

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To defeat Black Manta, Aquaman must forge an unlikely alliance with his imprisoned brother Orm. The film explores the dynamics of this complex relationship, adding depth to the characters and the narrative.

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James Wan leads a talented team, including director of photography Don Burgess, production designer Bill Brzeski, editor Kirk Morri, and composer Rupert Gregson-Williams. The film also welcomes new talents like visual effects supervisor Nick Davis and costume designer Richard Sale.

A Story of Epic Proportions

PATRICK WILSON as Orm in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Copyright: © 2023 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved. TM & © DC Photo Credit: Courtesy Warner Bros Pictures/ ™ & © DC Comics

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom‘s screenplay, written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick from a story by James Wan, Johnson-McGoldrick, Jason Momoa, and Thomas Pa’a Sibbett, is based on characters from DC. The film promises to be a visually stunning and emotionally charged adventure.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to be a blockbuster event, combining intense action, deep-sea adventures, and compelling character arcs. Fans of the franchise and newcomers alike can look forward to a cinematic experience that dives deep into the heart of the Aquaman universe.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom releases exclusively in theaters on Friday, Dec. 22 release.

About Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

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Release Date: December 22, 2023
Directed by: James Wan
Written by: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, James Wan, Thomas Pa’a Sibbett, and Jason Momoa; Based on the DC comics and characters
Producers: Rob Cowan, Peter Safran, and James Wan
Executive Producers: Michael Clear, Walter Hamada, Galen Vaisman
Production: DC Studios, Atomic Monster, The Safran Company, Warner Bros.
 Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre: Action-Adventure; Comic Book Superhero
Cast: Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman, Temeura Morrison, Amber Heard, Dolph Lundgren, Jani Zhao, and Randall Park

Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta, still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all. This time Black Manta is more formidable than ever before, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force. To defeat him, Aquaman will turn to his imprisoned brother Orm, the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family, and the world, from irreversible destruction.

What are your expectations for the film’s storyline and character development? How do you think the alliance between Aquaman and Orm will impact the narrative? And what are you most excited to see in this next chapter of the Aquaman story? Let us know what you think and join us and talk about all things Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom on Discord!

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