Jason Momoa has shared a first look at one of the new suits that he’ll be wearing as Arthur Curry in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Aquaman sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
The old orange and green suit (first image), which was inspired by the superhero’s original comic book look, is being superseded with a new costume (second image) that’s darker and sleeker. Gone are the finned gauntlets, as well as the spiky-looking boots.
“It is sunny out, it’s amazing, and I’m gonna start Aquaman 2 tomorrow,” Momoa said in a separate post. “This is the last day of the brown. I’m gonna be a blonde. Supposedly [they] have more fun. I don’t know about that. We’ll test it out. But I’m excited to see [director] James [Wan], see my whole cast.”
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will reunite Momoa with James Wan, who directed the original film. The first Aquaman movie has grossed over $1 billion since its debut on December 21, 2018.
“Aquaman 2 is very heavily inspired by Planet of the Vampires,” Wan revealed in a recent interview. “You can take the boy out of horror, but you can never take the horror out of the boy.”
Planet of the Vampires is an Italian science fiction horror film released in 1965 about a team of astronauts that crash land on a planet occupied by inhabitants who have the ability to possess dead bodies.
According to Wan, the change comes “partially because [viewers] were not familiar with the comic book, which deals in this very lurid, strange world. People were taken aback that I didn’t throw all that stuff away and make a dark, heavy film. But I didn’t feel that would have been right for it. So with the second film, I feel it will be easier for people to accept where we go because I’ve already laid the foundation.”
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will also see the return of Amber Heard (Mera), Patrick Wilson (Ocean Master), Dolph Lundgren (King Nereus), and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s (Black Manta) characters from the original film. The movie is scheduled for release on December 16, 2022.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. The film stars Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta.