Warner Brothers has released a new trailer for “Aquaman and the Lost kingdom” and it picks up after the events of the 2018 original, when it came out “Aquaman” was one the most successful movies in the DC Extended Universe. The Flash and the rest of this year’s superhero film flops could only dream of matching”Aquaman‘s $1.148 billion worldwide gross.
Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) is now the King of Atlantis. He’s married to Mera (Amber Heard) and though his brother Orm (Patrick Wilson) is locked away, Arthur will need his help to defeat Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), a new villain dead set on ending Arthur’s world.
Orm was the villain in the original Aquaman, and Arthur had to step up as a hero in order to dethrone his sibling and become the new king of Atlantis. The trailer picks up a considerable amount of time later, with Aquaman married and now the father of a young child. Arthur has also settled into his role as a monarch, but his world comes crashing down on him when Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) returns with a weapon.
Iff you blink and you’ll miss Amber Heard’s brief appearance in this trailer as Mera, Aquaman’s wife and the mother of his son. This decision seems like a response to the backlash over Heard’s trials with her ex-husband, Johnny Depp. But director James Wan has stated that Mera’s diminished part allowed him to focus the film’s story on Arthur and Orm.
Nicole Kidman reprises her role as Arthur and Orm’s mother, Atlanna, alongside Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, Vincent Regan as Atlan, Jani Zhao as Stingray, and Indya Moore as Karshon.
“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is scheduled to be in theaters December 20.