Fans of the popular DC superhero may have just experienced the lowest point in trailer history with the release of the Aquaman 2 trailer. Before the DCU introduces new continuity, the DCEU will wrap off with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom as its final film part. However, fans will be disappointed to learn that the teaser for the highly anticipated Aquaman 2 just established a new low.
The movie’s production was impressive. Star Amber Heard’s legal battle with ex-husband Johnny Depp naturally sparked widespread media interest. After James Gunn left the DCEU to join the DCU, it was announced that the franchise would be canceled in its entirety. SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America have both gone on strike recently. However, the unreleased Aquaman 2 trailer has gotten fans excited, as reported by The Direct.
On December 20, 2023, moviegoers may expect to see Aquaman 2. Considering the current climate in Hollywood, it’s possible that this date will be moved. Assuming it does arrive on time, though, “the sequel now sets the DCEU record for the shortest window between the release of a film’s first trailer and its theatrical release date.”
Ironically, the previous record holder was also a superhero movie: The Flash. The picture, which featured Ezra Miller, was panned by audiences and critics alike. This is disappointing news for those thinking Aquaman 2 will fare better at the box office.
James Wan is at the helm of the forthcoming sequel, which he will direct from a script by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. He worked on the script for the first Aquaman movie with Will Beall and James Wan.
Patrick Wilson is Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren is King Nereus, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is Black Manta, joining Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Amber Heard as Mera.
The Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom trailer should be out in the wild soon, I hope. Superman: Legacy, scheduled for release in 2025, is just one example of the exciting news we’ve been hearing about what’s to come.