Danish actor Pilou Asbæk (Overlord, Ghost In The Shell, Game of Thrones) is the latest addition to the Aquaman sequel with Jason Momoa and Amber Heard set to return as Aquaman 2’s leads. The working title going to be Necrus, a direct nod the underwater city of Necrus aka The Black City that is ruled by King Mongo, a character that Pilou is most likely playing.
Well, the film’s title seems to all confirming Necrus will be the setting, as director James Wan announced on Instagram the official title will be Aquaman & The Lost Kingdom.
Momoa previous confirmed a production start next month at Warner Bros. Studios Leavseden in Watford, England. Those same stages are being used for The Flash and Fantastic Beasts 3. The actor revealed he’ll also be landing story credit on the sequel.
The Ronin can confirm that production designer Bill Brzeski is back for Aquaman & The Lost Kingdom.
The original film was shot at Village Roadshow Studios in Australia under the working title Ahab.
It’s expected that Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman, and Temuera Morrison will appear as well.
Other DC Comics films currently in production are The Flash, Black Adam, and Shazam! Fury of The Gods.
Warner Bros. has given the sequel a release date of December 16, 2022.
AQUAMAN – Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people — and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm’s half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.
SOURCE: JAMES WAN