Many major tentpole films have finally begun production which had been delayed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic. DC’s Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom was supposed to join this list soon after it began production in July but recently it has been confirmed by director James Wan that filming on the sequel has already started. And looks like Jason Momoa will need to grab a shirt ASAP and say bye-bye to all those bare-chested shots he gave in Aquaman as the shooting location for Aquaman 2 looks cold AF!
James Wan recently took to Instagram to post a photo from the first day of filming Aquaman 2. While it is known that the filming is taking place in London, Wan didn’t mention the exact location. But from the looks of it, it will be no picnic for Jason Momoa who has been vocal about his past experience of shooting for Aquaman in freezing water and how the biting cold startled him. It has not been confirmed by Wan whether Momoa or anyone from the rest of the cast have arrived on location and began filming.
Even though details for the Jason Momoa sequel have been kept under tight wraps, you can now expect eagle-eyed fans to sneakily drop in photos and information from the sets of the film. Wan has also revealed that while the official title for Aquaman 2 is Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, it is has begun filming under the title of Necrus. So, to the DC fans out there–keep your eyes peeled for a film set with this name in London.
In May this year, Jason Momoa had confirmed on The Drew Barrymore Show that Aquaman 2 begins filming in July. But given that production has begun a little earlier than expected, maybe Momoa was explicitly underlining from when he starts shooting for the film. Jason Momoa has played the character of Arthur Curry a.k.a. Aquaman in three films before now, starting with his DC debut in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and then in 2017’s Justice League followed by his solo blockbuster Aquaman in 2018.
On the show, Jason Momoa had also gushed about working on Aquaman 2. He put his personal stamp of approval on the film by disclosing that he was so excited about its storyline that he and his writing partner first cooked up the first treatment of the script, which was then finished by James Wan, who also directed the first film, and Aquaman 2’s screenplay writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. The sequel is being produced jointly by Wan and his frequent collaborator Peter Safran.
As stated above, there is a tight lid on any new detail about Aquaman 2. Thus so far, apart from the news of its production finally commencing, all we know is that the sequel will see Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as David Kane/Black Manta, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, and Amber Heard as Mera. Aquaman 2 is set to release across theaters on December 16, 2022.