Director James Wan has revealed the title for the anticipated Aquaman sequel – Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The filmmaker posted photos of a production meeting where the title was on display. He included the caption, “The tide is rising.”
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to start filming soon for a December 16, 2022 theatrical release by Warner Bros. Pictures.
Starring Jason Momoa as the title character, Aquaman was released in December of 2019 and grossed a massive $1.148 billion worldwide.
The film earned $335 million at domestic theaters and a whopping $813.4 million from international markets.
Aquaman is the origin story of half-surface dweller, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry that takes him on the journey of his lifetime — one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be…a king.
The action-packed adventure spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas.
The first movie also stars Amber Heard as Mera, a fierce warrior and Aquaman’s ally throughout his journey; Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe as Vulko, council to the Atlantean throne; and Patrick Wilson as Orm, the present King of Atlantis.
Also featured in Aquaman are Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, an Atlantean Commando, and Temuera Morrison as Arthur’s dad, Tom Curry.
Wan directed from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall, story by Geoff Johns & James Wan and Will Beall, based on characters created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger for DC.
The film was produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns and Walter Hamada serving as executive producers.
Wan’s team behind the scenes included such frequent collaborators as Oscar-nominated director of photography Don Burgess, Wan’s five-time editor Kirk Morri, production designer Bill Brzeski, and visual effects supervisor Kelvin McIlwain.
They were joined by costume designer Kym Barrett and composer Rupert Gregson-Williams.
Aquaman was rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.