Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be the last film from the old Warner/DCmanagement, before the relaunch byJames GunnandPeter Safran(heads ofDC Studios).
The newDC Universewill take other directions, and we don’t know if there will be room for the previous incarnations of the characters, including Jason Momoa ‘sArthur Curry.
However, director James Wan confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that he made some “adjustments” to fit the film into an ever-changing universe.
I had to make some adjustments along the way. The DCU has gone through many different versions, and one of the hardest aspects of this film was keeping track of what was going on. Thankfully, the Aquaman universe is pretty separate from the rest of the world. We’re going to a lot of different underwater realms that aren’t necessarily related to what’s going on in the other movies and with the other characters, so we’re autonomous in that respect. I can tell my story without being influenced too much [by the rest], but at the same time I have to be aware of what’s going on.
It’s possible that among the changes is the removal of Batman ‘s cameo , but that’s just speculation for now. The release is expected for December 20 in Italian cinemas.
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When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman must forge an uneasy partnership with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis – and the world – from irreversible devastation.
As we know, the working title was Necrus , the name of an underwater city that appeared in Aquaman #30 . Nicknamed “the black city,” it is ruled by King Mongo , and is a highly militarized society that responds violently to any interference from the surface. It appears in a different spot on the globe each time, but only when an alien satellite enters Earth orbit. It’s possible that Wan drew inspiration from this element for the sequel.
The cast of the first film
The cast includes Jason Momoa ( Aquaman ), Amber Heard ( Mera ), Willem Dafoe ( Vulko ), Patrick Wilson ( Ocean Master ), Nicole Kidman ( Atlanna ), Temuera Morrison ( Thomas Curry ), Yahya Abdul Mateen II ( Black Manta ), Dolph Lundgren ( King Nereus ), Ludi Lin ( Murk ) and Randall Park ( Dr. Stephen Shin ).
The sequel will star Jani Zhao ( Stingray ), Indya Moore ( Karshon ), Vincent Regan ( Atlan ), Pilou Asbæk and Ben Affleck ( Bruce Wayne / Batman ).
James Wan ( Insidious, The Conjuring, Fast and Furious 7 ) directed both the first film and the sequel.