The trailer for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has just been released and previews the end of the DC Extended Universe.
The synopsis reads, “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.”
Directed by James Wan and written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom sees Jason Momoa returning as Arthur Curry/Aquaman. The cast includes Patrick Wilson as Orm, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Amber Heard as Mera, and Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin.
The sequel introduces newcomers like Pilou Asbaek, Indya Moor, Vincent Regan, and Chinese-Portuguese actress Jani Zhao. James Wan and Peter Safran produce, promising a more serious and horror-infused storyline.
Inspired by the DC character created in 1941, Aquaman was a global blockbuster, grossing over $1 billion and ranking among Warner Bros.‘ top-grossing DC films. The character made its cinematic debut in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and later returned in Justice League.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is in cinemas everywhere December 20th.