The DC cinematic universe finds itself under new leadership, generating immense anticipation among fans as it embarks on a much-needed superheroic renaissance. Now helmed by James Gunn, the acclaimed director behind “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and producer Peter Safran, the DC comic-book realm, home to iconic characters like Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, is preparing for a substantial overhaul, commencing with “Superman: Legacy” set for a 2025 release. (For fans of “Blue Beetle,” rest assured that Xolo Maridueña’s character will remain part of the picture.)
Before these monumental changes take effect, a fan favorite character is returning to familiar territory. This return is partly due to DC’s decade-long pursuit of Marvel, during which they have struggled to match their rival’s financial success and critical acclaim. Jason Momoa reprises his role as “Aquaman” in “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” scheduled to hit theaters on December 20th.
After a tantalizing preview at CinemaCon, director James Wan’s underwater sequel has finally unveiled its first footage, promising an exhilarating experience. The footage shows Momoa riding a colossal seahorse, while Aquaman’s half-brother Orm, played by Patrick Wilson, makes a dramatic comeback, and Black Manta, portrayed by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, emerges as a formidable supervillain.
In this latest installment, Manta acquires the mystical Black Trident, unleashing havoc upon both the surface and underwater worlds, driven by a desire for vengeance against Aquaman for the death of his father. Aquaman and Orm are forced to reluctantly unite to thwart Manta’s malevolent schemes. Director Wan aptly describes the film as “an action-adventure with a fun bromance,” promising an exciting and entertaining cinematic experience for DC enthusiasts.