Following on the heels of news that Ben Affleck will be pulling his Batman cape out of the closet for a Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom return, Jason Momoa had more revelations to share. In an interview with GQ Magazine, the Aquaman actor shared some additional details about the upcoming sequel. Momoa seemingly confirmed that the movie includes a scene where Arthur appears before the UN Assembly and delivers a chilling speech about an imminent disaster that threatens the world. He also suggested that the movie will address the Earth’s current real-world situation and the damage being caused to the planet by humans. How Aquaman/Arthur will tackle looming environmental catastrophes like climate change and pollution remains to be seen. Nevertheless, here is a bit of teasing from Momoa about his character’s upcoming escapades.
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“Aquaman is the most made-fun-of superhero in the world. But it’s amazing to be able to bring awareness of what is happening to our planet. It’s not some story that’s been told over and over, [it’s a] movie about what’s happening right now but in a fantasy world. I have a great time with… there’s a lot of…. It’s a throwback to…, I don’t want to give too much away. But we really get to speed up what is going to happen to this earth, and it’s not because of aliens.”
How Will Aquaman and Batman Help the Inhabitants on Land and in the Sea?
More details seem to suggest a battle between the sea and the surface is possible and may prompt fans to harken back to Orm’s argument in the original movie — the surface world is encroaching on the world’s oceans and endangering the life of it inhabitants. Images from Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom showed the Atlanteans rallying around a beach. While Batman’s role in all of this is quite opaque, Ben Affleck’s return for the sequel may not be as it seems to be tied to an issue with Michael Keaton’s Batman. Earlier, The Hollywood Reporter noted was set to appear as Batman in the Leslie Grace-led, now canceled Batgirl movie. The outlet mentioned that Keaton also filmed a scene for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, but test audiences reportedly found his presence “confusing” because “it was unclear what Keaton’s Batman was doing in this universe.” As a result, in comes Ben Affleck.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, returning to reprise their roles as Mera, Orm Marius/Ocean Master, and David Kane/ Black Manta, respectively.