According to star Jason Momoa, Aquaman 2 is going to be even bigger than the first DC film. That's saying a lot too, because the first Aquaman ended up being one of the biggest box office hits the world has ever seen. It topped out at over $1 billion dollars worldwide, as crowds flocked to the theater to see Momoa take on the title character, who fans had only previously seen in the films Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
Released in late 2018, Aquaman took audiences into the origin story of Arthur Curry (Momoa). Though he's not aware of it at first, Arthur is the true heir to the underwater city of Atlantis - formerly one of the most advanced civilizations to ever exist. With the kingdom being ruled by the power hungry King Orm, who also happens to be Curry's half-brother, Aquaman must go on a journey to retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and accept his true fate of protector of the deep seas.
Entertainment Tonight caught up with Momoa at the premiere for his upcoming Apple TV + series, See, and he couldn't sound more excited about the upcoming sequel. Specifically, he teased Aquaman 2 as set to be "way bigger" than the first film, as "there's a lot more in store" on "many more levels." Momoa even explains how some of his creative ideas might even end up in the sequel. He said that the response from the fans was so incredible, he went to the studio as well as director James Wan to discuss ideas for Aquaman 2, and was told that they "love them" and are so excited to do this next movie.
He also spoke to ET about being thrust into the limelight after being cast in the DCEU, and how his life rapidly changed when the movie was released. He joked that he'd somewhat "been in hiding for 18 years" and then Aquaman happened and "boom," he's suddenly a household name. He then revealed he shared some advice with step daughter, Zoe Kravitz, who was recently cast as Catwoman in DC's upcoming The Batman. He calls her talented and beautiful and fully capable of absolutely "killing" the role, but stressed she should also prepare herself for all the attention that comes along with being in the DC world. While Momoa had earned a measure of fame as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones, there's no question that Aquaman shot his Hollywood profile into the stratosphere.
There are so many unanswered questions when it comes to Arthur leading the city of Atlantis, as well as what's to happen with his imprisoned brother Orm (Patrick Wilson), the former king. Also, the first film's post-credits scene made it clear that Black Manta will be back. It looks as though the villain is probably going to turn up in Aquaman 2 to stir up some trouble in the undersea kingdom. It remains to be seen what Aquaman 2 will include, but fans can't wait to find out.
Source: Entertainment Tonight
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