A new TV spot for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has surfaced today which confirms that tragedy awaits Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry in the final DCEU movie.
Showcasing the aftermath of Black Manta's attack on his childhood home, we see the Justice League member cradling someone he appears to have lost in the explosion. While you might be expecting Amber Heard's Mera to meet her maker, on closer inspection, that looks an awful lot like his father, Tom Curry (Temuera Morrison). Look closely and you'll notice they're wearing a hat identical to the one seen in other promos.
There were once rumblings that Mera and Aquababy also die, though we're pretty sure they're now sent to safety by Aquaman so he and Orm can track down the villain and put an end to his quest to destroy their undersea home.
Fandango has also released a new extended preview for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom which you can watch below.
Accompanying that are new IMAX and ScreenX posters for the sequel (along with one for RealD 3D). Warner Bros. Discovery will be hoping those giant-size screens make all the difference at the box office, though Dune: Part Two vacating them after its release date shifted to 2024 doesn't seem to have helped The Marvels!
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 22.