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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

December 22, 2023
2hr 4min
Status: released

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Movie Details:

Movie NameAquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Also known asAquaman 2
Based onCharacters from DC
Country United States
Language English
GenreAction, Adventure, Fantasy, Superhero
Release DateDecember 19, 2023 (The Grove, Los Angeles)
December 22, 2023 (United States)
Running Time2hr 4min
Age ratingPG-13
CastJason Momoa
Patrick Wilson
Amber Heard
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
Randall Park
Dolph Lundgren
Temuera Morrison
Martin Short
Nicole Kidman
Directed by James Wan
Story byJames Wan
David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
Jason Momoa
Thomas Pa’a Sibbett
Screenplay byDavid Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
Produced byPeter Safran
James Wan
Rob Cowan
Cinematography by Don Burgess
Edited by Kirk Morri
Music byRupert Gregson-Williams
Production CompanyDC Studios
Atomic Monster
The Safran Company
Domain Entertainment
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry / Aquaman
  • Patrick Wilson as Orm Marius
  • Amber Heard as Mera
  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as David Kane / Black Manta
  • Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin
  • Dolph Lundgren as Nereus
  • Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry
  • Martin Short as the voice of Kingfish
  • Nicole Kidman as Atlanna
  • Vincent Regan as Atlan
  • Jani Zhao as Stingray
  • Indya Moore as Karshon
  • Pilou Asbæk as Kordax
  • John Rhys-Davies as the voice of the Brine King


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. 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. To defeat him, Aquaman will turn to his imprisoned brother Orm, the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family, and the world, from irreversible destruction.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$205–215 million
Opening Day$13.7 million
Domestic Opening$27.7 million
Domestic Collection$118,618,301
International Collection$294,600,000
Worldwide Collection$413,218,301

About Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Movie:

The film is based on the DC Comics character Aquaman.

It is intended to be the sequel to Aquaman (2018), and the 15th and final installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The film’s sequel title was announced in June 2021.

Director James Wan did not want to rush a sequel but agreed in January 2019 to oversee development. In August, Wan said the sequel was strongly influenced by the film Planet of the Vampires (1965).

It was originally set for release on December 16, 2022, but was moved from there to March 17, 2023, when Warner Bros. adjusted its release schedule due to the impacts of COVID-19 on the workload of visual effects vendors. Finally, it was then moved to December 24, 2023.

Jason Momoa was paid $15 million for his involvement.

The film’s working title is “Necrus”. This is the name of an underwater kingdom in the Aquaman comics.

Principal photography began in London on June 28, 2021, and wrapped on January 12, 2022, in Malibu.

This is the first Aquaman film to be shot taller on 1:90:1 aspect ratio and the third DC film to shot themselves. Unlike the previous film, it was shot on 2:39:1 as taller on the IMAX version with 1:90:1.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom premiered on December 19, 2023, at a fan event screening at the Grove at Farmers Market in Los Angeles. This was noted by Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter for not having a red carpet event and afterparty, with Wan and Momoa attending after a series of blue carpet photo calls and small-scale fan events in London, Beijing, and Los Angeles.

The film was released in the United States on December 22, 2023, in IMAX, 3D, and 4DX, among other premium large formats (PLFs). It was originally set for release on December 16, 2022, but was moved to March 17, 2023, when Warner Bros. adjusted its release schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the workload of visual effects vendors. It was then moved to December 25, 2023, when Warner Bros. Discovery was trying to spread out marketing and distribution costs, before moving forward to December 20, and then pushed back by two days to December 22. The film received mixed reviews from critics.

The film received generally negative reviews from critics and has grossed $399 million worldwide.