Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom Has Jason Momoa Returning With A Son

After an eagerly anticipated five-year wait, Warner Bros. has unveiled the first trailer for “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” marking the triumphant return of Jason Momoa in his iconic role as the aquatic DC hero, Aquaman.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has Jason Momoa returning with a son and a brief cameo by Amber Heard
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has Jason Momoa returning with a son and a brief cameo by Amber Heard

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

In “Lost Kingdom,” we continue to follow the journey of Momoa’s character, Arthur Curry, who now reigns as the ruler of Atlantis, a realm where he is part human and part Atlantean. The sequel takes us on an adventure where Aquaman joins forces with his half-brother Orm, portrayed by Patrick Wilson, to confront the formidable and ruthless pirate, Black Manta, played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

The film’s central plot revolves around Black Manta’s unrelenting desire for vengeance, fueled by the death of his father. This time, Black Manta wields the mythical Black Trident, a weapon that unleashes an ancient and malevolent power. To combat this menacing threat, Aquaman must form an unlikely alliance with his imprisoned brother, Orm, the former King of Atlantis. Together, they must put aside their disagreements in order to save their kingdom, Aquaman’s family, and stop the world’s irreparable ruin.

Returning to the cast alongside Momoa, Wilson, and Abdul-Mateen are Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Temuera Morrison, Willem Dafoe, and Dolph Lundgren, reprising their roles from the original film. Randall Park reprises his role as Dr. Stephen Shin, having made a cameo appearance in the first movie. Additionally, new additions to the cast include Vincent Regan, Indya Moore, and Pilou Asbæk. James Wan returns as the director of the sequel, with David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick handling the screenplay.

Notably, the film has garnered attention due to Amber Heard’s involvement, marking her return to a major project after the highly publicized defamation trial involving her ex-husband, Johnny Depp. During the trial, Heard claimed that her role was diminished by the studio in the aftermath of her divorce from Depp, resulting in significant online harassment. She disclosed receiving $1 million for her role in the first “Aquaman” and $2 million for the sequel, despite her role being notably reduced.

James Wan, the director, clarified in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that the focus of the “Aquaman” sequel was always intended to revolve around the relationship between Arthur and Orm. He described the first “Aquaman” as a romance action-adventure movie centered on Arthur and Mera, while characterizing the sequel as a bromance action-adventure film highlighting the bond between Arthur and Orm.

Following “Shazam!,” which received mixed reviews, this year’s fourth DC film is the “Aquaman” sequel. Fury of the Gods,” “The Flash,” and “Blue Beetle.” While the DC Universe is presently being rebooted by DC Studios, which is co-headed by James Gunn and Peter Safran, no formal statements have been made regarding the future participation of Jason Momoa or Aquaman in the forthcoming DC slate.

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