‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ star promises exciting new action
Aquaman, the superhero film starring Jason Momoa as the titular character, garnered impressive box office success by raking in over a billion dollars at the box office. That made it a good candidate for a sequel, and indeed, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has a scheduled release date of Dec. 16, 2022, and recently wrapped up filming. Now, one of the stars in the sequel has given hints to what the film will look like — if not the plot.
Patrick Wilson, who stars as King Orm Marius, told Collider that the film promises to be unlike anything we’ve seen, thanks to exciting new VFX technologies implemented in the film’s production. He confided,
We’ve got great relationships in the movie, some fantastic action sequences, We push all the fighting and the stunts… we’ve used crazy techniques between us and The Flash that have never been used before. So all these new VFX techniques that we’re using,” he said. He remained tight-lipped about the plot of the film though.
Much of the original cast from the 2018 iteration of Aquaman is joining Momoa and Wilson for its sequel, with Amber Heard, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, and Nicole Kidman all reprising their roles from the “original.”
Meanwhile, Wilson’s most recent movie — disaster sci-fi space film Moonfall — was released earlier in the week to mixed reviews. The film also stars Halle Berry and John Bradley, while being directed by the “master of disaster”, Roland Emmerich.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is being co-produced by Peter Safari and James Wan and handled by DC Films, The Safran Company, and Atomic Monster Productions. Wan returned as the director, while Don Burgess returned as cinematographer. The script was co-written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Momoa, it will be distributed by Warner Bros. Entertainment. The film will be the 13th cinematic installment in the DC Extended Universe.