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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is an upcoming 2022 superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero of the same name. The film is the sequel to Aquaman. It will be the thirteenth installment in the DC Extended Universe, and is scheduled for release on December 16, 2022.


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In December 2018, The Hollywood Reporter announced via Warner Bros. Pictures' chairman, Toby Emmerich, that the studio was developing a sequel.[10] Discussions of a followup film began during post-production when director James Wan confirmed to TotalFilm that the first film left room for further stories.[1] Aquaman lead Jason Momoa announced to SyfyWire that he had the beginning for a sequel planned out, and that after a pitch to the studio through Emmerich and Safran, they were receptive and enthusiastic about his ideas.[1]

On November 26, 2019, Variety reported that Warner Bros. was hoping production on the film would begin in early 2021.[11]

On August 22, 2020, during the "Aquaman 2" panel for DC FanDome, James Wan revealed that the tone for the film would be more serious compared to its predecessor. Aquaman star Patrick Wilson expressed excitement for the potential world building in the sequel, which Wan went on to confirm would definitely be something the audience would get to see.[12] Later, Wan went on to promise that he'd have 'splashy stuff to share' in 2022, since at the time he was in the early secretive stages of planning/designing for the film.[13]

On April 15, 2021, it was reported Pilou Asbæk joined the film in an undisclosed role.[8]

On June 10, 2021, director James Wan posted a picture on Instagram revealing the film's title to be Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.[14]


On March 12, 2021, it was reported that production on the film would begin in June in the United Kingdom, under the working title "Necrus".[15] In May 2021, Jason Momoa confirmed in an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show that the film would being shooting in July.[16]

On June 28, 2021, James Wan announced on Instagram that they had officially begun filming.[17]


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Films in the DC Extended Universe
Released Man of SteelBatman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeSuicide SquadWonder WomanJustice LeagueAquamanShazam!Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)Wonder Woman 1984Zack Snyder's Justice League
Upcoming The Suicide SquadBlack AdamThe FlashAquaman and the Lost KingdomShazam! Fury of the Gods
In development BatgirlBlue BeetleWonder Woman 3ZatannaThe Amazons