Game of Thrones’ Pilou Asbaek in talks for Jason Momoa’s Aquaman 2
According to Deadline, Danish actor Pilou Asbaek has entered negotiations to star opposite fellow Games of Thrones alum Jason Momoa in Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly-anticipated Aquaman 2. Further details about his character are still being kept under wraps, but production might finally begin this summer in London. This casting news comes after Warner Bros. recently announced the cancellation of its potential spinoff film The Trench, which would have been based on the deep-sea monsters that were featured in the 2018 DC movie.
Asbaek gained recognition for his role as Euron Greyjoy in HBO’s award-winning fantasy series Game of Thrones. His notable film credits include The Whistleblower, Lucy, Ben-Hur, Ghost in the Shell, and Overlord. He will next be seen in MGM’s superhero thriller Samaritan, which Sylvester Stallone will lead.
Aquaman 2 will again be directed by Conjuring Universe creator James Wan with David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick writing the script. Wan previously teased that the sequel will feature a more serious and relevant story as well as some horror elements. The film is still scheduled to hit theaters on December 16, 2022.
Produced by Wan and Peter Safran, the sequel sees the return of Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Patrick Wilson as Orm, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, and Amber Heard as Mera.
Aquaman became the biggest success for the DC films, which have a history of faltering at the box office, with the exception of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman. It grossed over $1.1 billion at the worldwide box office earning its spot as the highest-grossing DC film of all-time for Warner Bros, and revealed the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry (Momoa) and took him on the journey of his lifetime — one that forced him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.