The maiden voyage of DC’s aquatic superhero opens with Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) kicking pirate butt on a Russian submarine — an action-packed showcase for his fighting prowess. “This is Aquaman’s hero intro to this movie,” Wan remarks in an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the hit movie’s upcoming home release. For Momoa, the submarine sequence represented a way to establish the kind of hero Arthur is at the beginning of the movie, and how he evolves when he takes on the mantle (and bright orange suit) of Aquaman.
“Aquaman 2,” the sequel to last year’s hit Warner Bros. and DC superhero film, will open on December 16, 2022, the studio announced Wednesday.The sequel will bring back star Jason Momoa, who starred in the original as hero Arthur Curry opposite Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen and Dolph Lundgren.James Wan directed the film, which brought in $1.13 billion at the worldwide box office and $332.9 million domestically when it opened ahead of the Christmas holiday weekend late last year, making it the first DC film to cross $1 billion globally since “The Dark Knight Rises.”Also Read: Jason Momoa in Talks to Join Denis Villeneuve's 'Dune'Wan and Peter Safran are producing the sequel, and frequent Wan collaborator David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick is writing “Aquaman 2.” He co-wrote the original film with Will Beall based on a story by Geoff Johns, Beall and Wan.Warner Bros. is also developing an “Aquaman” spinoff movie called “The Trench.” Screenwriters Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald have been tapped to write “The Trench.” That film involves a swarm of evolved, former residents of Atlantis who now are mindless monsters devouring everything in their path.Also Read: 'Aquaman' Star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Talks to Lead Jordan Peele's 'Candyman'“Aquaman” kicked off a significant reshuffling of the DC division at Warner Bros. following disappointing results for “Justice League,” which introduced audiences to Momoa’s Arthur Curry and Aquaman. Looking ahead to DC’s 2019, the studio has the light-hearted “Shazam” set for April and the mid-budget “Joker” origin story for the iconic Batman villain starring Joaquin Phoenix in October.They’ll then follow that up with the much anticipated “Wonder Woman 1984” set for June 2020.Read original story ‘Aquaman 2’ Swims to December 2022 Release Date At TheWrap
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