Aquaman 2 may be going to camera sooner than everyone thinks.
Actor Dolph Lundgren (Creed II), who portrayed King Nereus in the first film, has given fans an estimated time of principal photography. “I may be doing Aquaman 2 this summer, shooting in London[. And] that’s coming out the following year in theaters, I hope.”
Besides Aquaman, Lundgren is best known as Ivan Drago of the Rocky and Creed franchises, as well as Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables films.
Aquaman 2 – What We Know and What To Expect
Prior to the vaccine rollout, the global pandemic had decimated the entertainment industry, including theatrical releases. In the cast of Warners Media’s DC films, the company opted for streaming to salvage lost revenue. To that end, the long awaited Wonder Woman sequel, WW84, debuted on HBOMax and in theaters. Despite worldwide vaccinations still in initial stages, the industry is going forward with plans to get Hollywood back on track. The only drawback productions have to contend with are the necessary health and safety measures.
The first Aquaman film starring Jason Mamoa garnered $1.5 billion at the box office. Boasting a cast that included legends like Nicole Kidman and Willem Dafoe, the movie dazzled audiences with its breathtaking visual effects under director James Wan. Story wise, it held their hearts with the emotional backstory of Arthur Curry, a man literally of two worlds whose destiny tied in to Earth’s future. After the restructuring of the DCEU, the Aquaman franchise is one of the few alongside Shazam and Wonder Woman that share the same continuity. Returning for the sequel is Lundgren, Amber Heard as love interest Mera, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as nemesis Black Manta. As it stands, however, there is no plot synopsis or further casting.
As it stands, Aquaman 2 is slated to debut in theaters December 22, 2022.