Jason Momoa is at present tied with Gal Gadot for the place of the preferred DCEU actor, with Momoa’s flip as Aquaman in James Wan’s 2018 movie changing into probably the most profitable solo superhero films within the franchise up to now. In an interview with Drew Barrymore, Momoa revealed that he was carefully concerned within the improvement of the upcoming Aquaman sequel, to the extent that he co-wrote and pitched the unique script that finally became Aquaman 2.
“After we ended the primary one, I went in with my writing companion and we dreamed up the second. We went in, we pitched the thought…one of the best factor I can provide you is that I like it a lot that I participated within the writing of it. And so we did the primary therapy, after which James and our authentic author David [Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick] completed it off, and all of our hearts are in it.”
The primary Aquaman ended with half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry lastly embracing his future because the King of Atlantis and savior of mankind. Now that the origin story is out of the best way, the sequel can explore Aquaman’s rich backstory from the comics. Final 12 months, Wan, who’s returning to direct Aquaman 2, had defined that the sequel goes to be, “somewhat bit extra severe. Slightly bit extra related to the world we’re dwelling in as we speak.”
After all, Wan is greatest identified for his work within the horror film style, and also you see traces of that sensibility within the scene in Aquaman wherein Arthur and Mera are attacked by mutated sea creatures and pulled into the inky depths of the ocean. In line with Wan, Aquaman 2 will kick the horror quotient up a couple of notches larger.
“Similar to the primary film had a touch of my horror sensibility in it – regarding the Trench sequence – I might say there will probably be somewhat little bit of that on this subsequent one. I feel it is one thing that is an enormous a part of who I’m and it simply naturally comes out in these sort of movies. And particularly Aquaman, the place the story takes place in these underwater worlds, that may very scary. Naturally, my love for the horror style simply signifies that I latch myself to those scenes and attempt to give them somewhat bit extra of my scary sauce on them.”
Aside from the return of James Wan and Jason Momoa, followers are additionally trying ahead to the return of different main characters from the unique Aquaman, together with Mera, Ocean Grasp, and Black Manta, and the growth of the in depth lore of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis that the primary film solely hinted at.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman 2 incorporates a lead forged consisting of Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Grasp, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta. The movie is at present scheduled to reach in theaters on December 16, 2022. James Wan’s feedback come from Syfy.com.