Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is one of many DCEU projects set to hit theaters next year. The Batman, The Flash, and Black Adam are all set to bow in 2022 as well, but it's Jason Momoa's next adventure that fans seem to know the least about. What is known by audiences is how Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Patrick Wilson are returning as Black Manta and Ocean Master, respectively.
By the end of the first film, both saw the face of defeat with their futures not clear. However, they ended up better than most villains in the comic book movie landscape—seeing as they were still alive.
The sequel began production earlier this year, with fans even getting to see some behind-the-scenes footage at DC FanDome. Warner Bros. also released high-quality pictures of the new outfits Momoa's superhero is set to wear.
Now, it looks like the movie is one step closer to reaching audiences worldwide. According to the film's star, production has finally wrapped up.
Jason Momoa Celebrates Wrap
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom star Jason Momoa took to Instagram to celebrate wrapping the film’s production.
The actor confirmed that “[he has] so much to share:”
“Aquaman 2. That's a wrap… [I] have so much to share with you, I wish—I could tell you so much. What an epic day… I love you. "So good to be able to… finish this… So many good surprises!"
Momoa continued on to thank his fellow cast and crew while noting how “[he] can’t wait for the world to see:”
“All my aloha to my cast crew stunts producers director can't wait for the world to see. Oh, it's been a long time, I'm taking a break. Love you, aloha, Hawaii."
According to Reel News Hawaii, the film’s star wrapped up production in Mokuleia, Hawaii, at the famous beach where flight 815 crashed on the television show LOST.
The first part of Momoa’s Instagram story can be seen below:
THAT’S A WRAP!!! Jason Momoa finished filming Aquaman 2 today out in Mokuleia at LOST beach where flight 815 crashed. pic.twitter.com/cWwWvCbKG2
Aquaman's Return Draws Closer
While Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom may have just finished production, the film is still a long way out, with a release of December 16, 2022.
An interesting observation is how this project’s turnaround looks to be about a year, whereas another DC project, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, wrapped at the end of August—giving the movie 19 months before its release on June 2, 2023. That's quite strange and shows a notable disparity.
Either way, fans will end up seeing both of them; this time, however, Jason Momoa's Atlantis King is a little quicker to the punch.
While Black Manta and Ocean Master are returning to make Aquaman's life more difficult, Momoa will also have to deal with Indya Moore's Karshon—a character whose alter ego is a sentient shark. The villain will be gender-swapped in comparison with the source material, likely as a bid to differentiate him from The Suicide Squad's King Shark—something that Karshon's extreme intelligence will also accomplish.
It looks like Aquaman is going to have a lot to contend with, and fans only have to wait just over a year to find out if he survives.