Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom: DC Reveals New Comic Book That Sets Up the Movie Sequel
DC Comics has announced a new comic book that will serve as a prequel to the upcoming Aquaman 2 movie, titled Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom Special. The comic book, which will be released on October 12, 2023, will explore the events that lead up to the film, as well as introduce some of the new characters and locations that will appear on the big screen.
The comic book is written by Brandon Thomas, who is also the co-writer of the Aquaman 2 screenplay, and illustrated by Diego Olortegui and Wade von Grawbadger. The cover art is by Francis Manapul, and the variant cover is by Khary Randolph. The comic book is 48 pages long and costs $5.99.
According to the official synopsis, the comic book will follow Aquaman and Mera as they embark on a quest to find the lost kingdom of Necrus, a mysterious and dangerous underwater realm that has a history of conflict with Atlantis. Along the way, they will encounter new allies and enemies, such as Black Manta's son Aqualad, the warrior princess Andy Curry, and the ruthless King Leron. The comic book will also reveal some secrets about Aquaman's past and his connection to the lost kingdom.
The comic book is part of DC's initiative to create more synergy between its movies and comics, as well as to expand the world of Aquaman and its characters. The comic book will also serve as a bridge between the first Aquaman movie, which was released in 2018 and grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide, and the sequel, which is scheduled to be released on December 16, 2023.
Aquaman 2, which is directed by James Wan and stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry, Pilou Asbæk as King Leron, Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, Indya Moore as Karshon, Jani Zhao as Stingray , and more.