Director James Wan shares Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom wrap set photo with Jason Momoa & Patrick Wilson, noting the “actual” last day of filming.
Director James Wan announces the final day of filming for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom in a new set photo with Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson. Wan directed the first Aquaman in 2018, which was a massive success, pulling in $1.1 billion globally. The sequel once again stars Momoa as the titular character of Aquaman/Arthur Curry, with returning stars Wilson, Amber Heard, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, alongside Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison, and Randall Park taking up their previous roles as well. Game of Thrones actor, Pilou Asbæk, also joins the cast in an undisclosed role, expected to be the villain of the film.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom appears to be a globe-trotting adventure, similar to the first film, with early peeks at the film showing Aquaman and his half-brother, Orm (Wilson), teaming up to take on a bigger threat together. In addition to a new adventure, new costumes have also been teased for the film, with Aquaman wearing his stealth armor from the comics and Orm looking more scaled back and without his signature silver armored costume. Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta is also getting an upgrade in the costume department, which is fairly standard for superhero sequels, but a welcome addition nonetheless.
In a new post on Instagram, Wan has shared that Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is officially wrapped, sharing an image from the set in Malibu with stars Momoa and Wilson. Wan thanks the cast and crew for their efforts on the film, noting that 95 percent of it was shot in the UK. The director goes on to say that he has a “very long way” to go before it’s time to share the “little” film. Now that Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom enters post-production, there will surely be some teases of its progress along the way, which is still nearly a year from debut. Check out the post below:
Wan debuted his most recent film, Malignant, on HBO Max earlier this year, which was a bit of a break from the big-budget fare he’s done of late, including the first Aquaman and Furious 7. The prolific filmmaker is also producing the new adaptation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot from Annabelle Comes Home director, Gary Dauberman. Momoa is coming off Denis Villeneuve’s Dune and Apple TV+’s See season 2, while Wilson appears in Roland Emmerich’s space thriller, Moonfall, next month.
It’s been a long wait between Aquaman and its sequel, but Wan proved to be more than up to the task after the tremendous success of the original, so the expectation is that he will follow suit with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. With the primary cast coming back and early peeks looking promising, the sequel certainly has promise, but it will be interesting to see if audiences are still interested in another round of the King of the Seven Seas, especially with another water-bound sequel, Avatar 2, releasing at the exact same date, on December 16, 2022. It will be interesting to see if either film flinches from their scheduled release as a result or if it will indeed become a battle of big-budget ocean-based films.
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