Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Movie

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom movie poster

Aquaman returns in the sequel to the highest-grossing DC film of all time.

Who's Involved:

Jason Momoa, Ben Affleck, James Wan, Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard, Peter Safran, Dolph Lundgren, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, Patrick Wilson, Randall Park, Temuera Morrison, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Vincent Regan, Pilou Asbaek, Indya Moore, Jani Zhao

Release Date:

Friday, December 22, 2023 Nationwide

sci-fi violence and some language
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta, still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all. This time Black Manta is more formidable than ever before, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force. To defeat him, Aquaman will turn to his imprisoned brother Orm, the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family, and the world, from irreversible destruction.

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Who stars in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom: Cast List

I.S.S. , Run Sweetheart Run  

... Arthur Curry / Aquaman

Fast X, Minecraft  

... Mera

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Magic Mike XXL  

... King Orm / Ocean Master

Moonfall, Insidious: The Red Door  

... Tom Curry

Sons of Summer, Aquaman  

... David Kane / Black Manta

The Matrix Resurrections, Aquaman  

... Karshon

Nimona, Queen & Slim  

... Stingray


... Atlan

Lookout, One Piece (series)  

... Atlanna

Spellbound, Bombshell  

... King Nereus

Come Out Fighting, Expend4bles  

... Dr. Stephen Shin

Office Christmas Party, Long Shot  

Who's making Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom: Crew List

A look at the Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director James Wan last directed Malignant and Aquaman. The film's writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick last wrote The Conjuring 4.


James Wan


Peter Safran
James Wan

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Production: What we know about Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom?

Key Facts

  1. Joining Wan behind-the-camera is his sterling team of “Aquaman” artisans: director of photography Don Burgess (“The Conjuring 2”), production designer Bill Brzeski (“Jumanji: The Next Level”), editor Kirk Morri (“Furious 7”), composer Rupert Gregson-Williams (“Wonder Woman”) and music supervisor is Michelle Silverman (“Malignant”). Visual effects supervisor Nick Davis (“The Clash of the Titans” films, “The Dark Knight”) and costume designer Richard Sale (“Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” “Ready Player One”) also join.
  2. All returning to the roles they originated, Jason Momoa plays Arthur Curry/Aquaman, now balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father; Patrick Wilson is Orm, Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, who must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally; Amber Heard is Mera, Atlantis’ Queen and mother of the heir to the throne; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is Black Manta, committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis; and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, a fierce leader and mother with the heart of a warrior. Also reprising their roles are Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus and Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin.
  3. Ben Affleck’s Batman will return for Aquaman 2 (8/25/2022).
  4. The first Aquaman grossed over $1 billion at the global box office (8/25/2022).
  5. Sequel to the 2018 film written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Will Beall.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2023 - September: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2022 - March: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2021 - July: The film was set to Production  status.
  4. 2021 - April: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.
  5. 2019 - February: The film was set to Development  status.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Release Date: When is the film coming out?

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is coming out as a Nationwide release in 2023 on Friday, December 22, 2023. There are 9 other movies coming out on the same date, including Migration, Anyone But You and The Iron Claw.

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