While not much is known about the plot of Aquaman 2, it is expected to pick up where the first film left off. In the original movie, we saw Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) embrace his identity as Aquaman and take his rightful place as the king of Atlantis.

It is rumored that the sequel will focus on Arthur's struggles to maintain his position as king, as well as his relationship with Mera (Amber Heard). There are also rumors that the film will introduce new villains and explore more of the underwater world of Atlantis.

As mentioned earlier, Aquaman 2 features an all-star cast. Jason Momoa will reprise his role as Arthur Curry, while Amber Heard will return as Mera. Patrick Wilson will also be back as Orm, Arthur's half-brother and the primary antagonist of the first film.


Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who played the villainous Black Manta in the first movie, is also set to return. Additionally, the film will introduce new characters played by Pilou Asbaek and Indya Moore.

The Director

James Wan, who directed the first Aquaman movie, will also be directing the sequel. Wan is known for his work on horror films such as Saw and The Conjuring, but he has also directed big-budget action movies such as Furious 7.

Wan's unique style and experience with both horror and action make him an excellent fit for the Aquaman franchise, which blends both genres.

It was firstly set for December 16, 2022, before its date was pushed back to March 17, 2023 to allow time for VFX to be finished. Warner Bros Discovery also shifted it back to its current date to spread out marketing costs for 2023.

Release date

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be released in cinemas on December 25, 2023.