After Sony, Warner Bros. and DC made the day for their fans at CinemaCon, announcing several new developments on the film and television front that they may see in the next year. From The Batman 2 to The Flash and Black Adampanel members for each films discussed plot details, showed available exclusive footage and teased character appearances throughout. Among them was a potential plot tease for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom..
During the CinemaCon, though Jason Momoa skipped Aquaman and the Lost Kingdomdirector James Wan showcased a featurette for the film during the panel, which dived a bit into the film’s plot. Though the panel members refrained from diving into core details of the story, the featurette revealed a team-up along the same lines as that of Loki and Thor in Thor: The Dark World..
The featurette revealed (via via The Direct) That the film will see Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Patrick Wilson’s Ocean Master in the anticipated sequel. In the previous film, Orm Marius / Ocean Master was ruled Atlantis and was on the verge of waging war against the surface. Aquaman, with the help of Mera and Vulko, rebelled against him and took control of Atlan’s lost trident, thus, proclaiming the title of the king. After a duel, Orm knelt after learning that Arthur had rescued their mother Atlanna and was arrested. However, Arthur hinted at a possible reconciliation between them at the end.
Now, in the 2023 sequel, the new king of Atlantis will have to team up with his half-brother to take down the common enemy, Orm’s former hire-to-kill, David Kane aka Black Manta. In the new film, Black manta will continue his quest to seek vengeance against Aquaman for killing his father and will probably return more powerful than before with a larger ship and probably a tech too dangerous for Atlantis to tackle.
A threat to his beloved kingdom will be enough to have Marius set aside his differences with his brother and ally with him to halt whatever danger Black Manta poses to them. Earlier, Wan had released a picture of Patrick Wilson from the sets that hinted that Marius Given that there is a tease to the two brothers’ team-up, it will be interesting to see what place Ocean Master takes in the future of the Aquaman series and the DCEU.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Goes Bigger
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is DCEU’s most anticipated film as it will be the first entry in the series to directly continue the story that ended with Justice League or Zack Snyder’s Justice League. It will only be after this that that The Flash will rewrite some parts of the franchise. But, before that, Aquaman sequel would have laid some grounds for expansion of the DCEU.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is currently slated to release on March 17, 2023.
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