The producers of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Warner Bros. announced new images and details about the DC Comics superhero movie sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom during the studio’s panel presentation at CinemaCon Tuesday night.
Actor Jason Momoa, who plays the hero Arthur Curry, spoke about the personal nature of his role as the King of Atlantis. He also talked about adventures in new locations in DC’s underwater world. “I’m so invested in this role,” Momoa said. “I love this character and what he represents. We wanted to visit all these different new realms and meet all these interesting, new and different characters.”
In Aquaman the heroes are also the hero’s greatest enemies, Orm the ocean master (Patrick Wilson) and Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), are back. Also returning from the first film, director James Wan hinted that the fates of Orm and Black Manta may be intertwined.
“Black Manta is now on a different level,” Wan said. “He’s still a human being, but he’s now imbued with this magical, ancient power that ultimately needs Orm’s help to fight the evil that’s taking over Black Manta.
Peter Safran spoke about the success of the first Aquaman when it opened in 2018. He says the new film builds on that success.