Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is an upcoming American superhero film based on the DC character Aquaman. Produced by DC Studios, Atomic Monster, and The Safran Company, and set for distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is the sequel to Aquaman (2018), and the 15th and final installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The film is directed by James Wan from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, based on a story conceived by Wan, Johnson-McGoldrick, Thomas Pa’a Sibbett, and Jason Momoa. It stars Momoa as Arthur Curry / Aquaman alongside Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman.
Momoa pitched a story for an Aquaman sequel during the production of the first film. Wan did not want to rush a sequel but agreed in January 2019 to oversee development. Johnson-McGoldrick signed on to return as screenwriter a month later, and Wan was confirmed to be returning as director in August 2020. He said the film would expand on Aquaman’s worldbuilding, and announced the sequel’s title in June 2021. Filming began at the end of the month and concluded in January 2022, taking place in the United Kingdom, Hawaii, Los Angeles, and New Jersey, with additional filming in New Zealand.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 22, 2023.
The VFX Done by:
Cinesite – VFX Supervisor: Rebecca Manning
DNEG– (VFX Supervisors: Stuart Lashley, Lee F. Sullivan
ILM – VFX Supervisors: Ivan Busquets, Anthony Smith
Scanline VFX – VFX Supervisor: Julius Lechner
The Production VFX Supervisor is Nick Davis.
The Additional VFX Supervisor is Kelvin McIlwain.
Director: James Wan
Release Date: December 22, 2023 – USA