Jason Momoa's Aquaman earned a massive box office haul alongside a slew of positive reviews from critics when it premiered back in 2018. Warner Bros. took notice of the outing's success then, thus resulting in a sequel being greenlit in the form of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
James Wan, who directed the 2018 DC blockbuster, was confirmed to return for the sequel, and he will reunite with Momoa and other franchise mainstays like Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
Plot details from the film are still being kept under wraps, but many fans have speculated that the "Lost Kingdom" part of the title will likely lead to an exploration of an unknown region in the vast ocean.
Wilson, who plays the Oceanmaster in the franchise, shared that Wan's direction for the sequel is "bigger and better and broader," hinting that Aquaman could potentially discover newfound threats and allies along the way.
Production is currently ongoing for the sequel, and now, a major update has emerged straight from the film's leading star.
Jason Momoa Unveils New Aquaman Suit Ahead of Sequel
Aquaman star Jason Momoa took to Instagram to share an image of his new official costume for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
In comparison, the DCEU actor also shared the original Atlantean costume in the post:
Alongside the reveal, Momoa shared the following caption:
"Second round. New suit. More action. Aloha"
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom director James Wan also revealed that the official title of the second outfit is the "stealth suit," saying that it's Atlantean tech based on "cephalopod's camouflaging ability:"
"Here’s Jason Momoa in the classic Aquaman suit AND a sneak peek at his other outfit — the stealth suit. Atlantean tech based on cephalopod’s camouflaging ability. David Leslie Johnson and I were inspired by the 80’s “blue suit”."
Aquaman's Stealth Suit Could Hint at Arthur's Undercover Mission
Superheroes are no strangers to different costumes throughout their storied careers, and Aquaman falls in line with that trend. In the pages of DC Comics, the Atlantean hero has worn many super suits over the years, and it seems that Jason Momoa's live-action iteration will follow suit.
Based on Wan's reveal, the stealth suit was inspired by Aquaman's costume from the post-Crisis on Infinite Earths universe from the 1980s. In that one-off comic story, Arthur and Atlantis were connected to the wizard Arion's mystical kingdom, effectively changing the hero's origin.
It remains to be seen if Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is inspired by the aforementioned '80s comic-book run, but many would agree that adding a stealth suit would make narrative sense. Given that the first set photo from the sequel showcased a mysterious ice cave, it's possible that Arthur will use the stealth suit for a mission to uncover what's going on in this location.
This is further amplified by Wan's comments that the suit has camouflaging ability, strongly hinting that Arthur Curry will be in stealth mode to save Atlantis from an unknown threat.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will premiere in theaters on December 16, 2022.