Warner Bros. has released a brand new trailer for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The sequel to 2018’s Aquaman has been five years in the making. That wasn’t the plan, but the project has suffered multiple delays, the pandemic being the biggest of all. But the time is nearly upon us as the movie is finally hitting theaters next month. Now, as tickets go on sale, the studio has given us a look at the long-awaited DC sequel. Check it out.
For one, this is a shorter trailer than the first one. This is closer to the length of a teaser trailer at 90 seconds. We also get to see more of Aquaman being a dad. The entire first chunk of the trailer is focused on Arthur talking to his son. Yes, we get to see action and the globe-trotting adventure ahead as well. But this one seems to be leaning into the family angle a bit harder.
Here is the synopsis for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
“Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta, still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all. This time Black Manta is more formidable than ever before, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force. To defeat him, Aquaman will turn to his imprisoned brother Orm, the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family, and the world, from irreversible destruction.”
James Wan returns to direct the film. Wan helmed the first Aquaman, which became the biggest DC movie ever at the box office. This is expected to be the last entry in the DCEU, aka the Snyderverse. Warner Bros. is currently planning a reboot of the DC Universe. DC Studios heads James Gunn and Peter Safran are currently prepping a full slate of movies and TV shows that will begin rolling out next year. The first movie will be Superman: Legacy in 2025, which Gunn is directing.
The cast includes Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Patrick Wilson as Orm, Amber Heard as Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus and Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick penned the screenplay working from a story he cooked up with Wan, Momoa and Thomas Pa’a Sibbett.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to hit theaters on December 22.