Trailer for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom revealed: release date, cast, synopsis...
Warner Bros have finally released the trailer for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, in which Amber Heard is set for a much-reduced role.
Finally! After a years-long wait for the film’s arrival, Warner Bros have released the first trailer for the DC movie Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the sequel to 2018′s Aquaman.
Once again, the picture is directed by James Wan and stars Jason Momoa, who plays the role of Arthur Curry aka Aquaman, a superhero tasked with defending the underwater kingdom of Atlantis.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom: synopsis
In the trailer for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which lasts for two minutes and 46 seconds, we learn that Aquaman - who is now king of Atlantis - faces danger when Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) returns to avenge the death of his father. To defeat him, Aquaman must team up with an unexpected ally: his imprisoned brother Orm (Patrick Wilson), the former king of Atlantis.
“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,” the filmmakers say. “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 […]”
“Together, [Aquaman and Orm] must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family, and the world, from irreversible destruction.”
Watch the Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom trailer:
When does the new Aquaman movie come out?
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is scheduled to premiere at cinemas worldwide on 20 December 2023.
What’s Amber Heard’s involvement in the Aquaman sequel?
Amber Heard played a major role in the opening movie as Mera, a princess from the underwater kingdom of Xebel and Aquaman’s love interest. However, after Heard last year lost the defamation suit brought against her by former husband Johnny Depp, DC fans petitioned for the 37-year-old to be cut out of the sequel.
Their efforts were unsuccessful, but Heard does have a significantly smaller part in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom - as is evidenced by her brief appearance in the trailer. That said, Wan has insisted that he had always planned for Heard’s character to take a back seat in the second movie.
“The first Aquaman was Arthur and Mera’s journey,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “The second movie was always going to be Arthur and Orm. So, the first was a romance action-adventure movie, the second one is a bromance action-adventure movie.”