Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom/Aquaman 2: Release date, Cast and Plot

The upcoming sequel is the most awaited in the DC Comics cinematic universe. Aquaman 2 which is now officially titled Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is a superhero sequel to the Aquaman Franchise. The first movie released in 2018 was entirely based on Aquaman’s life which became an instant success and a super hit at the box office that grossed over a whopping $1.48 billion worldwide. Fans really loved it and enjoyed it and now they are earnestly waiting for the next movie.


The director of Aquaman 2: The Lost Kingdom has revealed that production on the next DC sequel has officially begun. The movie which we have all been waiting for desperately is finally arriving, fans can now rest assured. Want to know more about Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom? Here’s everything we know so far, read the article till the end.


Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom Release Date: When is it releasing? 


Way back in January of 2019, director James Wan signed for the second instalment of the Aquaman franchise and soon after, Johnson-McGoldrick was confirmed to be the one who would be penning the script for the next sequel in February of 2019. 


Wan also released a statement that the new film would pick up the story of 2018’s Aquaman and go further. The title for this film was officially confirmed in June 2021, and ever since then, filming for Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom has been ongoing in London.


Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom is slated to release on 17 March 2023.


Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom Cast: Is Amber Heard returning? 


It’s confirmed that Amber Heard will return for the next sequel and reprise her role as Princess Mera despite fans’ petitions to remove her from the Aquaman Franchise. But yes she’s very much a part of it. Here are the names of cast members who will be joining for the upcoming sequel.


Amber Heard as Princess Mera

Jason Momoa as King Arthur Curry/ Aquaman

Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta

Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus

Randall Park as Dr Stephen Shin

Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry

Pilou Asbæk – TBA

Nicole Kidman – TBA

Willem Dafoe – TBA


What will be the plot for Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom? 


In March 2020, Screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick explained that the next sequel would not focus on “any one particular comic book story.”


During a fan Question & Answer on Twitter, he responded, “We’re not taking any one particular comic book story and adapting it, but if you want to know the vibe we’re going for, pick up pretty much any Silver Age story featuring Black Manta.” 


Although there is not much information for the plot, we do have a rough idea of what to expect the storyline to be like. Well, based on the title of the film, it will be set in the Lost Kingdom of Atlantis, which according to the DCEU came to be the seven divisions after it sank and these seven parts are now known as the kingdoms of Atlantis, Xebel, Fisherman, Brine, Trench, Deserters, and the enigmatic Lost Kingdom.


Some clues were provided in the first movie but there are not many details about it but the sequel will mostly concentrate on the mysterious phenomena and as well as the history of the kingdoms and the story will revolve around Aquaman.

Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom Trailer


Since the release date for Aquaman and The Lost kingdom is still a long way away from now you can always watch the first movie, Aquaman which is available on Netflix and Google Play Movies & TV.

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