THE GRAND UNVEILING
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom heralds the thrilling conclusion of the current DC movie era, paving the way for an exciting new DC Universe.
This sequel delves deep into the intricate bond between Arthur Curry and his half-brother Orm, injecting a dose of emotional complexity into the narrative.
Prepare for an aquatic adventure filled with fresh underwater realms and delightful absurdities, such as Arthur’s epic ride atop his domesticated seahorse, Storm.
DC Studios has just unleashed the latest trailer for “Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom,” signaling the culmination of the current DC cinematic era before James Gunn and Peter Safran usher in the rejuvenated DC Universe. In this eagerly anticipated sequel, Jason Momoa reprises his role as Arthur Curry, better known as the strapping Aquaman, our chiseled and heroic protagonist, while Patrick Wilson once again graces the screen as Orm, who wears the dual hat of Arthur’s half-brother and occasional nemesis. And, it’s worth noting, he’s quite the dashing and muscular antagonist.
In 2018’s “Aquaman,” Arthur Curry embarked on a treacherous odyssey to secure a legendary trident and stake his claim to the throne of Atlantis. His mission: thwart his brother Orm’s ambitious plans to wage war on the Surface World. As loyal fans will recall, Aquaman successfully foiled Orm’s warmongering schemes, effectively sending him to a watery prison. But fast forward to the present, and these two rivals find themselves in an uneasy alliance, compelled to unite against the menace of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta, who’s back and hungrier than ever for revenge.
It appears that the intricate and often tumultuous relationship between the two brothers will take center stage in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” adding layers of emotional depth to this eagerly awaited sequel. As director James Wan hinted at during a recent CinemaCon event, “Orm may have been the villain in the first film, but this time around, Arthur needs him to thwart the vengeful Black Manta and prevent the release of a potent, ancient evil.” Arthur and Orm’s journey will also introduce viewers to awe-inspiring underwater realms, delivering on the breathtaking visuals that wowed audiences in the previous installment.
Rise of the Octobots in ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’
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But that’s not all. The trailer teases the presence of an enormous contraption known as the “Octobot,” emerging from the enigmatic Lost Kingdom, the seventh underwater principality formed from the submerged remnants of Atlantis, which mysteriously vanished, as hinted in the first “Aquaman” film. Furthermore, the movie promises to maintain the tradition of infusing the DC cinematic universe with fun and absurdity, exemplified by Arthur’s daring escapade riding Storm, his colossal domesticated seahorse. If that single spectacle doesn’t entice audiences, one might wonder what possibly could.
The ensemble cast will see the return of Amber Heard as Mera, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, and Temuera Morrison as Aquaman’s father, Tom Curry. Notably, Momoa recently reprised his role as Arthur Curry in “The Flash,” sharing the screen with fellow DC luminaries Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, and Gal Gadot. When asked about potential crossovers, director Wan remained coy, stating, “The early challenge was not knowing whether ‘Aquaman’ would precede or follow ‘The Flash.’ So, we prepared for both possibilities. Ultimately, what I can say is that ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ stands entirely on its own. You’ll have to await the movie’s release for the full scoop.”
Mark your calendars for December 20th, when “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” makes its theatrical debut. In the meantime, satisfy your anticipation by watching the thrilling trailer below:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Superhero Team-Up
Q: When is “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” releasing?
A: “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is set to hit theaters on December 20th.
Q: Who are the main characters returning for this sequel?
A: Jason Momoa returns as Aquaman (Arthur Curry), and Patrick Wilson reprises his role as Orm, Arthur’s half-brother and occasional adversary. Amber Heard returns as Mera, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, and Temuera Morrison as Aquaman’s father, Tom Curry.
Q: What’s the central conflict in this sequel?
A: The central conflict involves Aquaman and Orm teaming up to face the vengeful Black Manta, portrayed by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who poses a significant threat.
Q: How does this movie fit into the broader DC cinematic universe?
A: “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” serves as the final installment in the current DC movie era, paving the way for the upcoming new and improved DC Universe, helmed by James Gunn and Peter Safran.
Q: What’s the significance of the Lost Kingdom in the movie?
A: The Lost Kingdom, the seventh underwater principality formed from the sunken remains of Atlantis, holds a mysterious and pivotal role in the film’s plot, introducing unique elements to the story.
Q: Is this sequel expected to maintain the fun and absurdity of the previous film?
A: Absolutely! The trailer hints at epic and absurd moments, including Aquaman riding his domesticated seahorse, Storm, promising a healthy dose of entertainment along with the action.
Q: Are there any hints of crossover with other DC films, like “The Flash”?
A: Director James Wan suggests that “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” stands independently and isn’t directly connected to other DC films. Any potential crossovers remain undisclosed for now.