HBO Max announced today that they are greenlighting James Wan’s Aquaman: King of Atlantis animated mini-series. James Wan famously took DCEU’s favorite underwater superhero to over a billion dollars worth of success in the live action creation that premiered in December of 2018. The movie starred Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, and Willem Dafoe.

The announcement was made at the WarnerMedia Television Critics Association day. The synopsis reads:

“The series begins with Aquaman’s first day on the job as king of Atlantis and he’s got a lot of catching up to do. Luckily, he has his two royal advisors to back him up – Vulko, the scholar, and Mera, the water controlling warrior-princess. Between dealing with unscrupulous surface dwellers, elder evils from beyond time and his own half-brother who wants to overthrow him, Aquaman is going to have to rise to the challenge and prove to his subjects, and to himself, that he’s the right man for the trident!”

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Aquaman: King of Atlantis will run for three episodes and be family-oriented, with stand-alone episodes that will have an ecological and ethical theme.

One possibility that exists, which no doubt would have fans excited for the animated series, is that Jason Momoa and Amber Heard may actually do the voices for the animated series.

The Aquaman sequel is slated to release in December of 2022, a year after the original release date of December 2021. Recently, Jason Momoa teased that he would begin MMA training for the sequel in a video he posted. Are you looking forward to the animated series, or holding all your excitement for the sequel? Let us know in the comments below!