Director James Wan is ready to go back underwater, deep into the heart of the ocean and having fun with his friend Arthur Curry. The filmmaker took to his Instagram Thursday to reveal that the title of Aquaman 2 er Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Warner Bros. then confirmed this on Twitter and to io9.
Wan has been working on the film for a while, and his post (as you can see below) makes it seem like the production is getting closer and closer. There is not much known about the plot beyond what we can retrieve from where the first movie left off. Jason Momoa returns as Aquaman himself, Arthur Curry, who is now the rightful king of Atlantis after his defeat of his brother Orm (Patrick Wilson) in the original film. Of course, he is joined by Mera (Amber Heard). The last credit scene of the last film also teased that Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) may also return even if not confirmed. Dolph Lundgren, who plays King Nereus of the Xebellian people, also said he will be back. And strangely, it’s the last bit that’s the key.
What is the lost kingdom?
A long time ago was one Aquaman poster came out that read “Unite the Seven.” Fans thought it meant seven members of the Justice League – but really, it meant Atlantis’ seven kingdoms: Trench, brine, Xebellian, fishing kingdom, Atlantic, deserts and a long lost kingdom. Yes. The “lost kingdom”. It definitely sounds like more than the first movie, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be about Arthur trying to unite all the kingdoms of the sea and learn more about why this one kingdom was lost along the way.
You also have to assume that something else that will happen in the DC universe will be mentioned. What it means mail–Zack Snyder’s Justice League, we have no idea. But Shazam is out there. Also the black Adam when this movie is out. There is also The suicide group and Wonder Woman, so who knows?
James Wan knows. And he brings Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom to theaters December 16, 2022. Tell us what you think of the new title below.
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