AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM's Final Runtime Has Reportedly Been Revealed

AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM's Final Runtime Has Reportedly Been Revealed AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM's Final Runtime Has Reportedly Been Revealed

We have news on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom's final runtime ahead of its release in theaters this December, and it's still set to be among the shortest DC Extended Universe movies to date. Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Nov 07, 2023 03:11 PM EST

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom's final runtime has reportedly been revealed and a reliable leaker claims it will clock in at a respectable 2-hours, 4-minutes. 

That makes the sequel one of the shortest DCEU movies to date. 2018's Aquaman was 2 hours, 23 minutes, and this runtime places the follow-up just above Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey (1 hour, 49 minutes) and Justice League (2 hours).

After all those reshoots, you'd be forgiven Warner Bros. probably has countless hours of footage. Unfortunately, most of it probably isn't usable. That's one explanation for this surprisingly short runtime with the other being that trimming off 20 or 30 minutes means it can play in a larger number of screens and make more money.

We're also not going to discount the possibility this is simply what's best for the story that filmmaker James Wan is telling!

If claims Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is a disaster are correct, then every penny will count when it opens later this year. With any luck, the movie will exceed expectations and end the DCEU on a positive note, something that would come as a much-needed win for the franchise after the past year.

After all, there's been a lot of negativity surrounding the movie, including talk of behind-the-scenes feuds, extensive reshoots, and disastrous test screenings. 

Stay tuned for updates on Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom as we have them. 

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.

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FireandBlood - 11/7/2023, 3:04 PM
Runtime is irrelevant. Pacing is everything.
Usernametaken - 11/7/2023, 3:34 PM
@FireandBlood - someone should send this to Zack Snyder.
IvanBadski - 11/8/2023, 2:12 AM
@Usernametaken -
dragon316 - 11/8/2023, 4:51 AM
@FireandBlood - not sure captain marvel made billion pacing is slow , avatar no comment on pacing
marvel72 - 11/7/2023, 3:06 PM
Sounds good to me, I hope the movie is good, I liked the first movie.
LordHarryLatts - 11/7/2023, 3:06 PM
I'm excited to get passed this already, so we can finally concentrate on and move on to Gunn's DC. I'm really amped up to see where this goes.
HammerLegFoot - 11/7/2023, 3:07 PM
I've never seen the first one start to finish, I always end up falling asleep
Usernametaken - 11/7/2023, 3:31 PM
@HammerLegFoot - The good guy win after a big CGI battle.
BillyBatson1000 - 11/7/2023, 3:39 PM
@Usernametaken - Spoilers!!!
Baf - 11/7/2023, 5:41 PM
@HammerLegFoot - LOL, I go through the same thing with GOTG. Haven't seen it straight through yet.
WhatIfRickJames - 11/7/2023, 3:17 PM
Here’s the news we all needed to know. Amazing journalism once again
Usernametaken - 11/7/2023, 3:33 PM
@WhatIfRickJames - reporting. This is a dedicated CBM website. That means you get every details about CBMs and not much else.

Maybe switch to a more general website.
bobevanz - 11/7/2023, 5:36 PM
@Usernametaken - this is more like tmz than it is a cmb website, I would know lol
BillyBatson1000 - 11/7/2023, 3:36 PM
I couldn't make it to the end of the first one - the lack of momentum and remotely intelligent dialogue.

The idea of coming back to watch Aquaman STILL fighting the SAME nemesis?

Utterly inane.
videovac - 11/7/2023, 8:48 PM
"The idea of coming back to watch Aquaman STILL fighting the SAME nemesis?

Utterly inane." - @BillyBatson1000

You've made the most intelligent comment I've read by far on this site.

That's a new low, even for modern comic book movies. You are so desperate to use a black person, that you bring him back, even after you used him up and defeated him to begin with in the first movie? The reason why Aquaman's race change was a mistake to begin with was that Black Manta hates Aquaman partially merely because he's white. Changing that takes the teeth out of an already toothless character that was compromised because modern Hollywood doesn't want to truly villainize any black characters/villains on screen.

And then you bring him "back"?!

mountainman - 11/7/2023, 3:37 PM
63 minutes of buddy comedy

14 minutes of horror

44 minutes of octo drummer finding his new passion (hentai)
Usernametaken - 11/7/2023, 3:49 PM
@mountainman - and not one minute of Amber Heard.
The making of a true masterpiece.
mountainman - 11/7/2023, 4:01 PM
@Usernametaken - Oh I believe she’s in it for a few minutes. Maybe the octopus part.
AnthonyVonGeek - 11/7/2023, 6:04 PM
@mountainman - we all know he’s the true hero of the DCU
DocSpock - 11/7/2023, 3:46 PM

I will be first in line

to watch this when it has been forgotten and is on my TV for free.

1stDalek - 11/7/2023, 4:01 PM
A bit over 2 hours is a perfectly fine runtime. Hope it's good
TheVisionary25 - 11/7/2023, 4:11 PM
Am i the only one that thinks this looks better than the first one?.

Granted , I didn’t care much for the first one but still.

Anyway , that runtime is perfectly fine on paper but as always it depends on how they utilize it.
Forthas - 11/7/2023, 4:23 PM
Runtime is not something I ever concern myself about.
TheCoonII - 11/7/2023, 4:32 PM
Doesn’t change The fact that amber heard is still in it
DerekLake - 11/7/2023, 8:34 PM
Would have been better if Black Manta was introduced in this film.
videovac - 11/7/2023, 8:42 PM
This movie is going to BOMB!

Am I right, Marvel Studios shills?

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