Director James Wan has announced that Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has wrapped filming in Malibu! The filmmaker posted a photo of himself with Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson to celebrate the occasion. You can view the full photo by scrolling down.
“And finally, finally, finally picture wrap on the actual last day of Aquaman 2 in Malibu with these two gents Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson. Yes, we do get very wet, a lot, on this show,” Wan said.
He added: “A THOUSAND THANK YOUs to all the incredible crew who worked so hard and tirelessly on this picture. Especially the UK portion where we shot 95% of the film.
“Truly some of the finest artisans and craftspeople I’ve had the good fortune to work with. And big shout-outs to the amazing Hawaiian and Los Angeles units. I have a very long way to go before it will be ready, but I can’t wait to share this little film with you all.”
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is scheduled to be released in theaters by Warner Bros. Pictures on December 16, 2022.
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. Aquaman was rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language.
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.
Returning for the sequel are Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Temuera Morrison. The sequel comes to us from DC Films, The Safran Company, and Atomic Monster Productions.
James Wan directed from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall, story by Geoff Johns & 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.