In 2018, the movie Aquaman was released and it was a big success. The movie made more than $1 billion at the global box office. This means that there will be a sequel in 2023 called Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. This movie will star Jason Momoa who plays Arthur Curry / Aquaman.
While there are still many things we don’t know about Lost Kingdom, new comments from Momoa are continuing to build excitement for the movie. In a recent interview with GQ, Momoa said that the sequel will be funnier than the first film. He also hinted that it will be more allegorical and focus on climate change.
“I have a great time with… there’s a lot of…. It’s a throwback to…” Momoa said in the interview, before shifting gears. “I don’t want to give too much away. But we really get to speed up what is going to happen to this earth, and it’s not because of aliens.”
In Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, an ancient power is unleashed and Aquaman must team up with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis from being destroyed. The film will see the return of Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Patrick Wilson as Orm, Amber Heard as Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, and Randall Park as Stephen Shin.
Pilou Asbaek, who starred in Game of Thrones, will also join the cast in an unknown role. Jani Zhao will play Stingray, Indya Moore will play Karshon, and Vincent Regan will play Atlan.
“It’s been great. It’s been fun going back into the world of Atlantis, and I hang out with the group and the gang and, and you know, and ultimately continuing with the story, the world that we created in the first one.” director James Wan explained, “And trying to take it to the next level. I mean, it was a big, beautiful first film, so obviously the challenge is how do you take that.”
“With this film, you know, we were able to now embrace new technology that we have, where we literally captured — and it’s not motion control, it’s not face capturing, it’s literally putting like 100 cameras on the actor and capture the performances — and then taking what they do and then applying that to a 3D versions of themselves, but their performance drive this 3D character,” Wan added. “So for all the actors but also more versatile for you as a director. It is it’s less painful for the actors, which makes it easier for me as well because they’re not screaming and yelling at me [about] the atomic wedgie.”
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be in theaters on March 17, 2023.
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