Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is bringing Jason Mamoa back as the Atlantis hero and it seems like the sequel will be heading in a unique direction.
Through a new synopsis by Warner Bros. Pictures, it looks like Arthur Curry is in deep water, forcing him to unite with certain villains from the first movie.
Aquaman 2 Synopsis Hints At A Team-Up With Black Manta Or Ocean Master
The King of the Seven Seas will be fighting his biggest challenge yet, with the synopsis teasing an ensemble with an "unlikely" partner:
When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman must forge an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis, and the world, from irreversible devastation.
It's likely that Aquaman will be joining forces with either Patrick Wilson's Ocean Master or Yahya Abdul-Mateen II's Black Manta; both of whom are returning in the second outing.
In the closing credits, we saw that Black Manta is alive and is still stuck on getting revenge against Aquaman, so Black Manta isn't likely to partner up. But given that the Ocean Master has an affinity for protecting Atlantis and the sea, the titular hero's half-brother is the most likely candidate. However, this is all speculation so we'll see who the king teams up with up in December 2022.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is coming off the first picture's surprising $1.1 billion worldwide box office tally, reuniting Jason Mamoa with Amber Heard's Mera.
The second episode also brings back Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison, and Randall Park, along with Wilson and Abdul-Mateen II. Indya Moore also joins the ensemble as the villainous, Karshon.
DC Fandome gave us our first glimpse at the highly-anticipated sequel (via One Media).