Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be the title of the long-awaited sequel to Aquaman according to director and producer James Wan.
The title doesn’t give us too many hints as to what we can expect for the upcoming sequel However, its working title, Necrus, may be the tease fans are looking for as we have speculated in the past.
Necrus is a militaristic society with their king, Mongo, who believes that any and all invasions from the surface dwellers should be met with an aggressive and fatal response. Mongo’s raiders decimated a scientific colony when the city emerged in Aquaman #30 and later Mongo tried to forge an alliance with Aquaman and Atlantis, but when this didn’t succeed he imprisoned the King. Mongo then declares war against Atlantis after Aquaman’s refusal and although Mongo and his forces from Necrus were defeated by Aquaman, he was able to return to his city before it faded away.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Will Be Darker Than The First
We don’t know much about Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, however, James Wan has teased that the sequel will feature a dark tone than the first.
“And to continue to expand on the world…we’re trying to find new things to do that I didn’t get around to doing in the first film…And I think the second one is a little bit more, I’d say a little bit more serious, a little bit more relevant in the world that we’re living in today.”
Perhaps with this we will be getting an Aquaman more similar in tone to Zack Snyder’s Justice League as opposed to the comedic approach taken in the first Aquaman movie.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom stars Jason Mamoa as Arthur Curry / Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius / Ocean Master, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as David Kane / Black Manta, and Pilou Asbæk in an undisclosed role. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on December 16, 2022.
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