James Wan reveals Aquaman sequel title

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 June 2021
James Wan (C) Instagram

James Wan (C) Instagram

James Wan has revealed that the 'Aquaman' sequel will be titled 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' in an Instagram post

James Wan has revealed the title for the 'Aquaman' sequel.

The 44-year-old filmmaker took to Instagram to reveal that he was in a production meeting for 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom'.

He captioned the snap from the meeting: "The tide is rising."

The movie is scheduled for release in December 2022 and sees Jason Momoa reprise his role as the title character with Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

'Game of Thrones' star Pilou Asabaek is also joining the cast with filming set to commence in Hawaii next month. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick is writing the screenplay after co-writing the screenplay for the first film.

James previously said that the flick will be "more serious" and "a little bit more relevant to the world we're living in today" than the previous movie.

The 'Conjuring' director said: "The second one is a little bit more serious, a little bit more relevant to the world we're living in today. That's where it wants to go."

He added that the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) will pay homage to his love of horror with some frightening moments but plans to save the big scares for spin-off 'The Trench'.

James said: "Just like the first movie had a touch of my horror sensibility in it, in regards to the 'Trench' sequence, I would say there will be a little bit of that in this next one.

"I think it's something that's a big part of who I am, and it just naturally comes out in these kinds of films.

"My love for the horror genre means that I just latch myself to these scenes and try to kind of give them a little bit more of my 'scary sauce' on them."

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

  • 2023
  • US
  • 1h 55min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: James Wan
  • Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison
  • UK release: 21 December 2023

Aquaman must balance the two roles in his life - king and superhero.