Before the end of the year, we will be able to enjoy the new DC sequel "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom" in theaters. On Instagram, director James Wan now shared a cheery picture from the last day of shooting, where he can be seen alongside Patrick Wilson and Jason Momoa on the beach in Malibu. The DC executives must have high hopes for the new "Aquaman", because if you look at past films like "Birds of Prey" or "The Suicide Squad", they have either produced flops in the recent past, or thrilled the masses with movies like "Joker". In between, there was basically nothing and to be honest, "Joker" is not really part of the DCEU and completely stands on its own. "Aquaman" from 2018, on the other hand, is the most successful DC film of all time with box office takings of 1.1 billion US dollars, which of course also has to do with the extremely popular Jason Momoa. In addition to the obligatory words of thanks to the cast and crew in the Instagram post, Wan also emphasized that the movie still has a long way to go before it is truly ready for the big screen.
In terms of content, "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom" once again revolves around the titular superhero Arthur Curry, who is the new king of Atlantis following the defeat of his half-brother Orm Marius. Pretty soon it becomes clear that the two feuding characters will have to team up after all, as a long-hidden force is threatening Atlantis and in fact the entire world. In addition to Momoa and Wilson, we will be able to see, among others, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta and, last but not least, Amber Heard as Mera, who is widely scorned in the fan community. The screenplay is once again written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, while production is also directed by Peter Safran alongside James Wan. "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom" will hit theaters on December 16, 2022.