In the grand scheme of things, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” promises more than just epic underwater battles. Director James Wan has a plan, and it’s not just about superhero clashes—it’s about bromance and character growth.
Wan’s vision for the sequel is crystal clear: delve into the evolving relationship between Arthur (played by Jason Momoa) and Orm (portrayed by Patrick Wilson). These two aquatically inclined heroes, who previously butted heads, will reluctantly join forces to take on the formidable supervillain, Black Manta.
The first “Aquaman” movie introduced us to Arthur, a wanderer who eventually claimed his throne as the King of Atlantis, defeating his conniving half-brother, Orm. Meanwhile, Orm found himself on the wrong side of the law. But when faced with the vengeful and immensely powerful Black Manta, portrayed by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Arthur and Orm’s paths intersect again, albeit reluctantly. Black Manta wields the Black Trident, a weapon capable of controlling ancient malevolent forces, setting the stage for a monumental showdown.
Director James Wan always envisioned the Arthur-Orm dynamic as the heart of the sequel. In his conversation with Entertainment Weekly, he explained his vision: “I always pitched this to everyone from the get-go. The first Aquaman was Arthur and Mera’s journey. The second movie was always going to be Arthur and Orm. So, the first was a romance action-adventure movie, the second one is a bromance action-adventure movie.”
What sets “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” apart is the character development, particularly for Jason Momoa’s Aquaman. Wan was drawn to the opportunity to explore Arthur’s growth, as he transitioned from a wanderer to a man with a clear purpose. The director envisions future Aquaman films continuing this evolution, with characters embracing their destinies on-screen.
“What I like between this one and the first one is, you really do see the growth of Arthur,” said Wan. “He starts off as this kind of wanderer, and in the second one, he finally has more of a direction of what he wants to do with his life. If and when there is a third one, that’s what it should be; it should be growing these characters because I think we’ve set up certain things in a good place in the second movie that you can definitely draw upon in a third. I don’t have any stories, but growing the characters is the biggest thing that I think the next Aquaman movie should be about.”
As we anticipate the release of “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” on December 20, fans can get a sneak peek with the first teaser trailer and look forward to the full trailer dropping on September 14. It seems like this aquatic adventure will be much more than just a splashy spectacle—it’s a deep dive into characters and their evolving relationships. Stay tuned for more updates at FilmSweep!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Bromance
What is the release date for “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom”?
“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is set to be released in theaters on December 20.
Who are the main characters in the sequel?
The main characters include Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Patrick Wilson as Orm, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta.
What is the central theme of the movie?
The central theme of the movie is the evolving relationship between Arthur and Orm, with a focus on bromance and character growth.
What is Black Manta’s role in the film?
Black Manta is a formidable supervillain armed with the Black Trident, and he poses a significant threat to Arthur and Orm, setting the stage for epic battles and conflict.
How does this sequel differ from the first “Aquaman” movie?
While the first movie centered on Arthur and Mera’s journey, the sequel, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” shifts its focus to the bromance between Arthur and Orm, offering a different direction and dynamic.
What does director James Wan aim to achieve with this sequel?
James Wan is keen on showcasing the growth of Arthur’s character, as he transitions from a wanderer to a determined individual with a clear purpose. He also envisions future Aquaman films continuing to develop the characters.
Where can I watch the teaser trailer for the movie?
You can watch the first teaser trailer for “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” now. Additionally, a full trailer is set to drop on September 14, so stay tuned for more exciting previews on FilmSweep!
More about Bromance
- [Official Teaser Trailer](link to the teaser trailer)
- [Entertainment Weekly Article](link to the Entertainment Weekly article)
- [FilmSweep](link to FilmSweep for updates)