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Jason Momoa confirms Aquaman 2 will end the current DC Universe
Photo: © ANP

Jason Momoa confirms Aquaman 2 will end the current DC Universe

Jason Momoa confirms Aquaman 2 will end the current DC Universe
Photo: © ANP

Jason Momoa has confirmed that Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will mark the end of the current DC Cinematic Universe.

The first Aquaman movie was a surprise success for DC as the character is not as prominent as some of their other properties. It earned over a billion dollars at the box office and cemented Momoa as a huge star, as he would go on to feature again as Arthur Curry in The Justice League.

Last year, following a string of disappointments commercially and critically, Warner Bros. Discovery shook up DC Studios by bringing in James Gunn and Peter Safran.

Gunn, pretty much immediately, cancelled most long-term plans for the current DC Universe in order to start his own. For example, Henry Cavill was informed that he would not be returning as Superman again despite his cameo in Black Adam.

Aquaman 2 was already well into production before those changes and will finish this Universe, but that doesn't necessarily mean we won't see Momoa as another DC character.

"This is kind of the end of this DC Universe," he said on Jimmy Fallon.

"There will always be a place for me at DC...they like me."

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom premise:

'After failing to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta wields the power of the mythic Black Trident to unleash an ancient and malevolent force. Hoping to end his reign of terror, Aquaman forges an unlikely alliance with his brother, Orm, the former king of Atlantis. Setting aside their differences, they join forces to protect their kingdom and save the world from irreversible destruction.'

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (2023)

Aquaman, meanwhile, is allowed to take a seat on the throne of Atlantis. However, when an ancient force breaks free, Aquaman must form an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis and the world from irreparable damage. He also gets enemies in the form of Black Manta, who is out for revenge, and King Orm, who is also not very happy with his half-brother on the throne.

Directed by: James Wan
Stars: Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

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Momoa's marine biologist background

In the comic books, Arthur Curry/Aquaman is concerned with protecting the world's oceans and climate change, and this resonated with Momoa, who apparently used to be a marine biologist.

"He was the most made-fun-of action figure there was at the time, but I thought it was really cool." he explained.

"I grew up a marine biologist so I really wanted to help the ocean, save the planet, so it's really cool to come full circle, with these little kids looking up to you."

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be released in cinemas on 22 December.

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