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Aquaman 2 Wraps Production in Malibu, James Wan Reflects on Filming

Earlier last month, Jason Momoa said filming on Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming sequel Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom was completed but that wasn’t quite the case. However, after more than five months of filming, director James Wan has officially wrapped on the sequel to 2018’s Aquaman.  The highly-anticipated DC film is currently slated to arrive in theaters on December 16, 2022.

“And finally, finally, finally picture wrap on the actual last day of Aquaman 2 in Malibu with these two gents [Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson]. Yes, we do get very wet, a lot, on this show. A thousand thank yous to all the incredible crew who worked so hard and tirelessly on this picture,” announced Wan on Instagram. “Especially the UK portion where we shot 95% of the film. Truly some of the finest artisans and craftspeople I’ve had the good fortune to work with. And big shout-outs to the amazing Hawaiian and Los Angeles units. I have a very long way to go before it will be ready, but I can’t wait to share this little film with you all.”

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is once again directed by Wan from a screenplay written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. The sequel features the return of Jason Momoa as he reprises the leading role of Arthur Curry/Aquaman. Joining him are returning cast members including Patrick Wilson as Orm, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Amber Heard as Mera, and Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin.

It will also feature the introduction of new cast members, Game of Thrones alum Pilou Asbaek Indya Moore (Pose, Escape Room: Tournament of Champions), Vincent Regan (300, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), and Chinese-Portuguese actress Jani Zhao (Jogo Duplo, The Sugar Captains) in her first major Hollywood film and English-language feature debut.

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Aquaman 2 is produced by Wan and frequent collaborator Peter Safran. Wan previously teased that the sequel will feature a more serious and relevant story as well as some horror elements.

Based on the DC character created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger in 1941, Aquaman had earned a gross of over $1 billion at the global box office, making it one of Warner Bros.’ highest-grossing DC film. The character made its live-action film debut in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and also later reprise the superhero role in Justice League.

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