New DCEU Locations and Villains Revealed in Aquaman 2 Concept Art

Director James Wan shared new concept art from the upcoming film, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, revealing new DCEU villains and locations.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is a sequel to DC’s 2018 film Aquaman. James Wan is directing once again with Jason Momoa reprising his role as Aquaman in the film. Other members of the cast include Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman, and Temuera Morrison.

New DCEU Locations and Villains Revealed in Aquaman 2 Concept Art
Aquaman the Lost Kingdom

Plot details for the upcoming film have been kept under wraps, but it is confirmed that the script delves deeper into Arthur Curry’s underwater world. The “lost kingdom” in the title alludes to an Atlantis-like location called Necrus, which is quite difficult to find.

The release date was shifted several times, and most recently, DC postponed the release date from March 2023 to December 2023. According to director James Wan, the film is CGI-heavy and thus, the crew needed more time to work on its special effects.

Recently, James Wan shared new concept art from Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom on his Instagram. The pictures show colorful underwater locations, underwater flora and fauna, and some action-filled moments.

In his caption, Wan called the images just a small part of the “epic world-building”, stressing that they “barely scratch the surface of this movie.” Check out his post below.

The concept art shows various new locations and settings for the film. The final image shows Aquaman fighting Black Manta, a villain who appeared in the first film and will be returning in the second one.

Black Manta is likely to have a more elaborate role in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and the final image could be a glimpse of his final battle with Aquaman. The concept art also reveals several shark-like characters, one of which is likely Karshon, a new villain in the film.

New DCEU Locations and Villains Revealed in Aquaman 2 Concept Art
Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom

The new images reiterate the fact that the upcoming film will delve deeper into Arthur’s world. Fans now have something to look forward to, given the constant delays in release dates and lack of plot details.

About Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is a 2023 American superhero film based on the DC character Aquaman. Produced by DC Studios, Atomic Monster, and the Safran Company, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is the sequel to Aquaman (2018), and the 15th and final installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).

The film was directed by James Wan from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry / Aquaman, alongside Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Randall Park, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison, Martin Short, and Nicole Kidman.

In the film, Arthur must work with his half-brother Orm (Wilson) to prevent Black Manta (Abdul-Mateen II) from killing his family and using the cursed Black Trident to overheat the world while searching for the lost seventh kingdom of the seas.

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