“The tide is rising,” Wan said.“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” will open on December 16, 2022.
The sequel will bring star Jason Momoa back as hero Arthur Curry opposite Amber Heard, with Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen and Dolph Lundgren.
James Wan directed the film, which grossed $ 1.13 billion at the global box office and $ 332.9 million domestically when it opened ahead of the Christmas holiday weekend at the end of the last year, making it the first DC film to cross $ 1 billion worldwide since “The Dark Knight Rises.” “
Wan and Peter Safran are producing the sequel, and Wan’s frequent collaborator David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick writes “Aquaman 2.” He co-wrote the original film with Will Beall based on a story by Geoff Johns, Beall and Wan.
In the casting news, Pilou Asbæk, the Danish actor best known for his role as Euron Greyjoy in “Game of Thrones”, is in talks to join the sequel. It is not known what role Asbæk will play in the sequel “Aquaman”, and the plot is being kept under wraps.
Momoa and Asbæk are both “Game of Thrones” alumni, although they appeared on the show at very different times. American audiences will recognize Asbæk in films such as “Outside the Wire”, “Ghost in the Shell”, “Ben-Hur”, “The Great Wall”, “Overlord” and the miniseries “The Investigation”, but he also has a long acting career in Danish television and cinema, notably in the political drama “Borgen” and the films “A Hijacking” and “A War”. Then he will play alongside Sylvester Stallone in “Samaritan”.