When DC’s Aquaman came out in December 2018, the hype was for real. With its unparalleled storyline of magnetizing sea battles and dope visual effects, the audience preferred to see the movie at the drop of a hat, and DC definitely went over the moon with its highest-grossing installment in the DCEU.
As soon as the film released, the world could see the solo-movie to be developed into a full-fledged franchise in the future. And also, the mid-credits scene in the last film teased for a sequel. So what’s the truth? Is there a sequel to the movie? And if yes, when will it release?
Scroll down to read the answers.
It’s Official: Aquaman 2 Will Release!
Right after a month of the release of Aquaman, DC officially announced in January 2019 that Aquaman would return for one more time!
Yes! Aquaman finally has a separate franchise of his own, which will have more sequel, more spin-offs, and surely more thrill. Following this bizarre statement, the same crew was also brought back to the table. James Wan will return to direct the sequel along with David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick as the screenwriter. Their involvement was actually inevitable after the success of the last movie. James Wan’s direction in other films like The Conjuring and Insidious series (2010-2016) as well as Furious 7 (2015) are the testimony to the fact that Aquaman 2 will also be a great hit!
In February 2019, Warner Bros. revealed the official release date of the upcoming movie. Aquaman will be seen holding his trident again on December 16, 2020. Mark the date!
But you may wonder why the makers would give such a long break (4 years) to the franchise for having a sequel. Actually, right now, DC is completely jam-packed with many other films to be released between this time. Wonder Woman 1984, The Suicide Squad Sequel, The Batman, Black Adam, The Flash, and Shazam! 2 have booked slots before Aquaman 2. So, the sequel has to wait for a little longer to hit the theaters.
Albeit, just the assurance of an upcoming sequel is enough for the fans to daydream about a gripping film.
The shooting of the sequel will reportedly begin in 2020. No trailer has been dropped yet, but we will update you guys as soon as it comes out.
Who is in the Sequel of Aquaman 2?
The makers have not revealed the cast of the sequel yet. However, there are some obvious returns we can see coming. Jason Momoa will undoubtedly reprise his role as the Aquaman/Arthur Curry. After playing Khal Drogo in the iconic Game of Thrones series, a role like that was much expected from the actor. Amber Heard will also come back as Mera, who is Arthur’s love interest and princess of Xebel. But there are also some rumors about the actress going to be ARRESTED for giving false evidence in her divorce case against Johnny Depp.
Other stars like Patrick Wilson as Orm, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna will also make their respective appearances in the sequel.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen Il, who plays Black Manta in the franchise, also confirmed his return as the antagonist in the sequel. This time he will be accompanied by Dr. Stephen Shin, played by Randall Park, whom Manta makes an ally by the end of the previous film.
The plot of Aquaman 2
Heads Up! Spoilers Ahead.
In the last film, we saw Aquaman dethrone his half-brother Orm and become the King of Atlanta. David Kane, aka Black Manta, conspires with Orm to kill Aquaman but is defeated in a duel with him and falls from a cliff to his death. However, in the mid-credits scene, David was seen with a marine scientist Dr. Stephen Shin who rescues him after his fall. Stephen is actually a theorist who is obsessed with the underwater kingdom of Atlanta.
David and Stephen then team up with one aiming to have revenge from Arthur, and the other watching himself have his dream of exploring Atlanta fulfilled. The sequel will thus follow the storyline of these two rebelling against Aquaman.
Although we saw Orm working things out with Arthur in the end, there are still possibilities that he will again conspire with others to have his throne back and get rid of Arthur for good.
Whatever it is, we are surely going to have great dive inside the sea with Aquaman and all his magnificent sea creatures. Till then, stay updated!