The wait is finally over, as Warner Bros. just released a brand-new trailer for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the highly anticipated sequel to the 2018 blockbuster Aquaman.
Jason Momoa is back as the DC superhero who rules the seas, and he’s facing a familiar foe: Black Manta.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to splash into theaters this December, but you can catch a glimpse of the underwater action right now.
DC has just dropped a 30-second teaser trailer for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Watch it right here before the full trailer comes out on Thursday:
The trailer wastes no time showing Aquaman’s mortal peril, as his nemesis, Black Manta, vows to end his life and everything he loves. A heartbreaking scene of Arthur Curry follows this as he discovers his father’s home in ruins and completely burnt. The new trailer also gives us a taste of the stunning underwater adventure that awaits us, including a glimpse of Aquaman’s epic fight against Black Manta.
Aquaman is returning to the big screen in 2023 despite the ongoing strikes that have disrupted the film industry. The studios have been at odds with the unions over fair compensation and working conditions for writers and actors, jeopardizing many projects.
One of them was Dune: Part Two, the highly anticipated sequel to the sci-fi epic, which had to be pushed back from November to March 2024. However, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will not let anything stop it from swimming into theaters this December, and this teaser confirms it.
The DCEU is coming to a close with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the final chapter of the shared universe that started with Man of Steel.
However, Aquaman fans shouldn’t worry, as there is still hope for the future. The DC Universe is getting a fresh start in 2025 with Superman: Legacy, under the leadership of James Gunn and Peter Safran.
Whether Jason Mamoa will join them remains to be seen, but he has hinted at some positive talks with the new creative team.
For now, let’s enjoy his epic showdown with Black Manta, which promises to be a rollercoaster.
The upcoming full trailer is the next thing to look forward to for DC fans. We’ll see more of Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen, who were briefly seen in the teaser. We might also see some familiar faces missing from the video, like Dolph Lundgren and Amber Heard.
What will they be up to in the sequel? And what is the mystery of the Lost Kingdom? Hopefully, the trailer will reveal more titbits about the unknown. Don’t miss it!
About Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It will be a sequel to 2018’s Aquaman and will see the return of the titular character, aka Arthur Curry.
Not much has been revealed about the plot but based on the title, the film could focus on the Seven Kingdoms of Atlantis. Six of the seven kingdoms were united by Aquaman in the first film’s finale. The seven kingdoms include Atlantis, Xebel, Fisherman, Brine, Trench, Deserters, and a lost seventh kingdom called Necrus.
James Wan will return to direct the sequel and the screenplay will be written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. Cast members include Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II who will be reprising their respective roles. Game of Thrones’ Pilou Asbæk recently joined the sequel’s cast.