No, it is not just because the trailer looks amazing (which it does) but according to fans on X, there is more than one reason why Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom trending! Here is why…
Directed by James Wan, the sequel to 2018’s Aquaman which to be noted, commendably stands as the highest-grossing DC movie of all time with a staggering $1.148 billion at the box office. Well, fans are elated that Jason Momoa is returning as the titular hero in Aquaman And the Lost Kingdom which is set to release in cinemas on December 20th. The film stars Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
After a 5 year wait, the last DCEU movie which had been pushed multiple times due to Covid-19 delays and also underwent a series of reshoots is finally soon releasing. Director James Wann speaking to a Hollywood publication teased: “This movie has something to talk about [climate change], but it’s still a fun action-fantasy movie.”
Film Makers Talks About The Narrative
The film makers revealed the narrative of the sequel: “Having failed to defeat Aquaman the first time, Black Manta, still driven by the need to avenge his father’s death, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman down once and for all. This time Black Manta is more formidable than ever before, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and malevolent force. To defeat him, Aquaman will turn to his imprisoned brother Orm, the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences in order to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman’s family, and the world, from irreversible destruction.”
However, without minimizing the movie’s trailer, there are a couple other reasons why Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom has been trending on Twitter since its trailer reveal yesterday. One of the reasons it has attracted attention is because it features Amber Heard. It’s her first major project after last year’s highly controversial and public, defamation trial between the actress and star, ex-husband Johnny Depp. During the trial, Amber Heard had claimed post the fallout from her divorce with Depp, her role in the sequel was considerably cut down which also led her to receive significant online harassment. We mean even Nicole Kidman is in the movie – is that no reason enough for it to be trending?
Well, here are some more reasons according to Twitter/X:
Faithfulness To The Comics
This is the kind of comic book faithfulness that I’m begging from James Gunn’s DCU; and is literally everything I want from comic book movies in general.
The Last DCEU Movie
As a DC fan, going to make sure Aquaman 2 doesn’t flop. Its the last movie from the DCEU, so I’m going to support it as much as I can. Are you with me?
Hollywood Is Protecting Abusers
The way she talked about Johnny’s reaction to the abuse she subjected him to is just gross and evil. This is the woman WB support, but, considering Hollywood’s history of protecting abusers, I’m not that surprised …
Black Manta’s Perfect Casting
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is PERFECT DC CASTING as Black Manta
Surely Will Nail Prop/Costume/Character Design Once Again
If the Aquaman world nails one thing EVERY TIME, it’s prop/costume/character design. The personality to each one of the tridents and Arthur’s first set of armor (and particularly the helmet) is #AquamanAndTheLostKingdom
Wait, Amber Heard Is Hidden In The Majority Of The Trailer
#AquamanAndTheLostKingdom is gonna be the most DOA DCEU film up there with The Flash and 2023 would be the worst year for DC of all time. The look of Mera says it all on Amber Heard and her being hidden for the majority of the trailer
Might Just Bring Back Audiences For DC Movies
The trailer of Aquaman 2 is so good it has the potential to bring the audiences back into theatres for a DC movie. James Wan has done it before and I blv he will do it again. The King has returned
Looks like the audience’s are not just going to be DC fans but even Amber Heard fans and possibly her critics. Or are we all just excited for Jason Momoa’s return as Aquaman?