Warner Bros. Discovery originally planned to start promoting Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom at next month's New York Comic-Con, but with headlines suggesting the studio had given up on the sequel, they were forced to act fast.
Merchandise had already started finding its way online for the final DCEU movie, and we now have a full wave of Funko Pops. For the most part, there are no major surprises here as they're the usual spoiler-free first batch of figures Funko typically rushes to get out in time for a movie's release.
However, we see Randall Park's Dr. Shin wearing a costume and learn that Arthur Curry's seahorse will be named Storm. Most of you won't be shocked as this is also the name of the creature's comic book counterpart (who first appeared in 1965's Aquaman #23).
And yes, despite her reduced role in the DC Comics sequel, Amber Heard's Mera is also getting her own figure!
Check out these newly revealed Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Funko Pops below.
Director James Wan and Aquaman himself, Jason Momoa - along with Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Nicole Kidman - return in the sequel to the highest-grossing DC film of all time: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
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.
All returning to the roles they originated, Jason Momoa plays Arthur Curry/Aquaman, now balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father; Patrick Wilson is Orm, Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, who must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally; Amber Heard is Mera, Atlantis’ Queen and mother of the heir to the throne; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is Black Manta, committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis; and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, a fierce leader and mother with the heart of a warrior. Also reprising their roles are Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus and Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin.
The screenplay is by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, from a story by James Wan & David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Jason Momoa & Thomas Pa'a Sibbett.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be released on December 20.