Fans of DC Comics and Jason Momoa, rejoice! The makers of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom have released a teaser of the upcoming superhero film on social media on Sunday, and it looks spectacular. The teaser gives us a glimpse of the epic adventure that awaits Aquaman, played by Jason Momoa, as he faces new threats and challenges in the underwater world. The full trailer of the film will be released on Thursday, and the film is slated to hit the theatres on September 20.
What is Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom about?
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is the sequel to the 2018 blockbuster Aquaman, which grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide and became the highest-grossing DC film ever. The sequel will continue the story of Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, who is the half-human, half-Atlantean king of Atlantis. He will have to deal with his estranged brother Orm, aka Ocean Master, who is plotting to overthrow him and wage war against the surface world. He will also have to find and protect the lost kingdom of Necrus, which is hidden in a mysterious dimension. Along the way, he will encounter new allies and enemies, such as Mera, his love interest and fellow Atlantean; Black Manta, a ruthless mercenary who seeks revenge against Aquaman; and Queen Atlanna, his long-lost mother who was presumed dead.
Who are behind Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom?
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is directed by James Wan, who is known for his work in horror films such as Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring, and Annabelle. He also directed the first Aquaman film and co-created the story for the sequel with David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who wrote the screenplay. The film is produced by Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, with Geoff Johns, James Wan, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Jon Berg, Chantal Nong Vo, and Walter Hamada as executive producers.
The film boasts of a stellar cast that includes Jason Momoa as Aquaman; Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master; Amber Heard as Mera; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta; Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna; Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus; Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry; Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin; Pilou Asbæk as Karshon; Indya Moore as Karathen; Jani Zhao as Stingray; Vincent Regan as Atlan; and Djimon Hounsou as King Ricou.
The film also has a talented crew that includes Don Burgess as the cinematographer; Bill Brzeski as the production designer; Kirk Morri as the editor; Kym Barrett as the costume designer; Kelvin McIlwain as the visual effects supervisor; Rupert Gregson-Williams as the composer; and Kelly Port as the second unit director.
How was Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom made?
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom was made with a massive budget of $205 million, which is higher than the first film’s budget of $160 million. The film was shot during the COVID-19 pandemic, which added to the production costs and challenges. The film also required extensive use of special effects and CGI to create the realistic and immersive underwater scenes. The film was shot in various locations such as London, Morocco, Hawaii, Australia, Italy, Norway, Canada, and Iceland.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is expected to be one of the biggest and most anticipated films of 2022. It will showcase Jason Momoa’s charisma and action skills as he portrays one of the most iconic superheroes of all time. It will also offer a thrilling and visually stunning experience for fans of DC Comics and fantasy films. Don’t miss out on this epic adventure when it releases on September 20. Watch the teaser [here] and stay tuned for more updates.