WATCH: 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' unveils behind-the-scenes teaser

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom promises a “more mature” and “different” sequel to the 2018 box office hit. 

In the 2021 DC FanDome virtual event on Saturday, October 17, lead star Jason Momoa gave fans a glimpse into the production of the upcoming superhero film. “I apologize for the four-year wait...but I’m very proud of the sequel because it’s tackling a lot of issues environmentally, and the stakes are higher,” he said. 

He added, “I’m super excited to be back making a sequel. I have invested so much into it. I love this character, I love what it represents. There’s nothing I’ve ever been part of like this.” 

Director James Wan also shared his vision for the project. “People are going to be in for a treat when Aquaman 2 comes out. They’re going to get a movie that’s more mature, but yet still retains its fun. It will give audiences something different, something new that they haven’t seen before.” 

The two-and-a-half behind-the-scenes clip also features plenty of on-set action with Momoa donning his new Aquaman stealth suit, and colorful concept art from the movie. 

Aside from Momoa reprising his role as Aquaman/Arthur Curry, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom also sees the return of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta/David Kane, Amber Heard as Hera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, and Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin. 

David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who also worked on the first film, is responsible for the sequel’s screenplay. 

The first Aquaman movie, which was released in December 2018, grossed more than $1 billion worldwide. The sequel was first announced in February 2019.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to hit theaters in December 2022.  – Rappler.com