Jason Momoa, Amber Heard and Patrick Wilson will reprise their roles in the second project.
AQUAMAN opened to $1 billion, making it the only DC movie—aside from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy—to pass the Box Office milestone.
AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM is part of a larger slate of DC movies expected to release in the next few months and years, including THE BATMAN, SUICIDE SQUAD, THE FLASH, SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS.
A portion of Movieguide®’s review of the original AQUAMAN reads:
AQUAMAN is a fantastical superhero movie centering on the comic book character introduced in the movie JUSTICE LEAGUE. Arthur Curry is half-human, half Atlantean. He’s also the rightful heir to the throne of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, but currently his half-brother Orm reigns as the king. When Orm threatens to wage war against the surface world, Arthur must get involved and claim his right as the King of Atlantis. The people of Atlantis will only follow him, however, if he wields the ancient trident of Atlan, the first king of Atlantis. To get this trident, Aquaman must traverse the world and overcome many dangers.
AQUAMAN is very ambitious and creative, with impressive visuals, creative and bizarre characters and creatures. The movie is helped tremendously by a charismatic, enjoyable performance from Jason Momoa as Aquaman. The movie has some light mythological pagan elements, and a slight environmentalist bent, but the theme promotes moral courage, sacrifice and doing the right thing. There are some allegorical Christian elements in AQUAMAN. Caution is advised for older children due to some foul language and action violence.
AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM currently has a Dec. 2022 release date.