One major item on the DC FanDome agenda this year is Jason Momoa’s Aquaman sequel titled Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The film is expected to explore the aforementioned Lost Kingdom which was referenced in the original Aquaman.
Set to return alongside Momoa is Patrick Stewart as the villain Orm, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, and Amber Heard as Mera. A range of new cast members will also be appearing in the film, including Indya Moore’s The Shark, who was originally a Green Lantern villain.
Filming for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is underway, and a first look has been confirmed and unveiled for DC FanDome 2021.
Aquaman 2 Exploring More DCEU Sets
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom received its first behind-the-scenes featurette at 2021's DC FanDome.
The featurette included cast members Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Stewart, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and director James Wan and showed off new concept art and the first footage from the set.
Some concept art from the Aquaman sequel showcased a range of new locations.
The second Aquaman film will clearly be exploring some brand-new undersea worlds as seen in the concept art which includes new creatures like giant grasshoppers.
Director James Wan said the sequel is "more mature" and would be embracing its fantasy side in the sequel.
Star Jason Momoa said he was proud of the sequel because it's "tackling a lot of issues environmentally" and the "stakes are higher".
The full featurette can be seen below:
Aquaman 2's Brand-New Worlds
If there's one thing that's clear from this first look at Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, it's that the world is really expanding in the sequel.
The featurette gave audiences a look at Jason Momoa in Arthur Curry's new dark Aquaman suit as well as Yahya Abdul-Mateen II's return as Black Manta, who will be seeking vengeance in the sequel.
Wan said Lost Kingdom is a "globetrotting story" that will visit "so many different worlds." This was made clear in the concept art, which showed a range of vast new locations from underwater worlds to desert sands. An array of new creatures can also be seen, including jellyfish, grasshoppers, and more characters riding giant seahorses.
Some new cast members like Pilou Asbaek were absent from the sneak peek, but there was plenty of footage of the action on-set to make up for it. Producer Peter Safran said the second Aquaman "turns the dial to 11," and everything that was shown at DC FanDome definitely reflects that statement.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to release on December 16, 2022.