It’s official: Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom has started production at long last.
James Wan took to his Instagram account on Monday to share an image of the clapper from the first day of full production on Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom.
The film is using the working title of “NECRUS,” which has some history in the lore of Aquaman in the comics. It is a domed city that never appears in the same location twice as it passes in and out of Aquaman’s dimension. In the comics, its presence is explained that it will only materialize when an alien satellite is in orbit, but no word if that explanation will be retained in the film.
Mongo is the ruler of Necrus and its warlike society. He has a strong hatred for surface dwellers and feels that any incursions by them should be met aggressively.
In addition to the apparent introduction of Necrus, it was rumored in 2019 that the sequel would introduce The Others. First appearing in the Geoff Johns run on Aquaman, The Others were a group of Atlanteans that teamed up with Aquaman and then eventually appeared again to safeguard ancient artifacts. Each has their own set of powers as well with Sky being able to talk to the dead and Ya’Wara commanding jungle cats. This would be a major change for Aquaman, and would also allow him to have a team of his own that could also lead to eventual spinoffs.
With the amount of time that has passed, plans could have changed, but the original source of this rumor was Aquaverse which also leaked the inclusion of The Trench sequence four years before the release of the first film.
Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom will hit theaters on Dec. 16, 2022.
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