Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Set Photo Teases Orm’s Return

Earlier this week, we’ve got our first look at Jason Momoa’s new Aquaman suit, which was inspired by the character’s 1980s blue suit. Now, director James Wan took to Instagram to share a behind-the-scenes photo from the London set of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, featuring our first look at Patrick Wilson’s return as Orm. The Ocean Master was last seen by fans during the final moments of the 2018 film, where he was sentenced to imprisonment after Arthur showed his brother mercy and spared his life.

In the Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom set photo, which you can check out below, Wilson’s Orm can be seen sporting a long disheveled hair with a messy beard, far different from his intimidating and kempt appearance in the first film. The highly-anticipated sequel will arrive in theaters on December 16, 2022.


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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is being directed by Conjuring Universe creator James Wan from screenplay written by  David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. 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 features the return of Jason Momoa as he reprises the leading role of Arthur Curry/Aquaman. Joining him are returning cast members including Patrick Wilson as Orm, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, and Amber Heard as Mera. It’s still unclear if other characters from the first film would also be appearing in the sequel like Nicole Kidman’s Atlanna, and Willem Dafoe’s Vulko. It was also previously reported that Momoa’s fellow Game of Thrones alum Pilou Asbaek was in talks to join the upcoming project.

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Based on the DC character created by Paul Norris and Mort Weisinger in 1941, Aquaman had earned a gross of over $1 billion at the global box office, making it one of Warner Bros.’ highest-grossing DC films. The character made its live-action film debut in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and also later reprise the superhero role in Justice League.


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