During a recent appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, Jason Momoa shared new details about Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming Aquaman sequel. The actor confirmed that production is currently scheduled to start this summer in July. He also went on to reveal how he got the chance to have an important contribution in the creative process of the sequel by co-writing its story treatment with the encouragement of director James Wan.
“After we ended the first one, I went in with my writing partner, and we dreamed up the second one, and we went in and pitched the idea. The best thing I can give you is that I love it so much that I participated in the writing of it,” Momoa teased. “We did the first treatment, and then James and our original writer David finished it off. And all of our hearts are in it. Instead of just like getting a script and doing that, you are 100% being encouraged by your director and co-writers. So that’s exciting for me, and I’m excited to go over there. I leave in July, and we start filming.
Aquaman 2 will again be directed by Conjuring Universe creator James Wan with David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick writing the script. The sequel is produced by Wan and frequent collaborator Peter Safran. Wan previously teased that the sequel will feature a more serious and relevant story as well as some horror elements.
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. It was previously reported that Game of Thrones alum Pilou Asbaek was in talks to join the upcoming project. The film is still scheduled to hit theaters on December 16, 2022.