Our first look at Jason Momoa in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been revealed. Currently in production for a 2022 release, the upcoming sequel is bringing Momoa back to reprise his role as the titular superhero. James Wan is back in the director’s chair after directing the first Aquarius in 2018, and deep into the production of the new film, the director has shared two photos revealing Momoa as he will appear as Arthur Curry in two different suits. You can view them below.
“Here is[[[[Jason Momoa]in the classic Aquaman suit AND a taste of his other outfit – the stealth suit,” Wan says in the caption. “Atlantic technology based on the camouflage ability of cephalopods. [Screenwriter] David Leslie Johnson and I were inspired by the ‘blue suit’ of the 80s.”
“Second round. New suit. More action,” added Momoa, who re-shared the photos on Instagram. Some of his famous friends notice too, and Dwayne Johnson replies, “Hell yeah looks great!!!” The photos have also quickly circulated via social media, with many fans raving about seeing the actor return in his role as the Justice League member.
Jason Momoa was also a bit more hands-on with this sequel. In the beginning, the actor worked with Johnson to develop the story for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, so he’s very invested in the sequel. In an interview on The Drew Barrymore Show earlier this year, he spoke about his involvement in creating the sequel’s plot.
“I loved[[[[Aquarius]so much that I, you know, participated in writing [the sequel]Momoa explained. “And so we did the first treatment and then James and our original writer David finished it and, you know, all our hearts are in it. Instead of just getting the script, and doing that, like you’re 100% encouraged by your director and co-writers, so that’s exciting for me, and I’m excited to go there.”
As for the tone of the sequel, Wan has teased that it takes a lot of inspiration from the Italian horror film Planet of the Vampires. AS the filmmaker recently told Total Film: “Aquaman 2 is very much inspired by Planet of the Vampires. You can take the boy out of the horror, but you can never take the horror out of the boy.”
James Wan added: “Well, the first movie surprised a lot of people, didn’t it? And that’s partly because they weren’t familiar with the comic book, which deals in this very gruesome, strange world. People were surprised that I didn’t throw all that stuff away and make a dark, heavy film. But I didn’t feel like that would have been good. So with the second film I think it will be easier for people to accept where we’re going because I’ve already laid the groundwork. “
Together with Momoa, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom also brings back Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, and Temuera Morrison as Arthur’s father Thomas Curry. It has also been reported that Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbæk will play a villain role in the film.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is scheduled for release on December 16, 2022. Shooting is underway in London.
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