For a while, fans were worried about the marketing for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom as reports of Warner Bros. Discovery's financial woes continued to surface, however, the studio is starting to dial up their promotional efforts for the film to 11.
A new trailer was released yesterday as tickets went on sale and now we have a new behind-the-scenes featurette, along with some character posters for Jason Momoa's King of Atlantis, Patrick Wilson's Ocean Master, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II's Black Manta.
In the sequel to the billion-dollar-grossing 2018 film, Aquaman will have to protect his family and kingdom from Yahya Abdul-Mateen II's (Candyman, The Matrix Revolutions) vengeful Black Manta. Arthur Curry, played by Jason Momoa (Dune, Fast X), will also need to keep an eye on his brother Orm, who will be played by Patrick Wilson (Watchmen, Insidious: The Last Key). In addition, he will have to deal with all of the political burdens that come with being King of Atlantis.
Nicole Kidman (The Hours, Big Little Lies) will reprise her role as Aquaman's mother, Atlanna, in the film.
Appearing in supporting roles are Amber Heard (The Stand, The Danish Girl) as Mera, Dolph Lundgren (Expend4bles) as Nereus, Temuera Morrison (The Book of Boba Fett) as Tom Curry, and Randall Park (WandaVision) as Dr. Stephen Shin. Additionally, Pilou Asbæk (Ghost in the Shell, Uncharted) has an undisclosed role in the film.
Wan is directing the sequel from a script written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick (The Conjuring 2, Aquaman).
The official synopsis for the film 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."
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom hits North American theaters on December 22, 2023. Do you plan on seeing the final DCEU film in theaters or are you waiting for it to hit MAX? Let us know in the comment section below.