On Instagram, Momoa showed off the outfits he will wear in his next go-around as the King of Atlantis. Along with the classic orange-and-green outfit that Aquaman has sported through the decades in DC comics, he will also wear a dark blue outfit that looks just a little bit like it was designed for him by Wayne Enterprises. “Second round. New suit. More action,” he wrote.
Momoa is in London filming the sequel, with James Wan back as the sequel’s director.
“I am finally in England,” Momoa’s video says in part. “It is sunny out, it’s amazing, and I’m gonna start Aquaman 2 tomorrow. This is the last day of the brown. I’m gonna be a blonde. Supposedly [they] have more fun. I don’t know about that. We’ll test it out. But I’m excited to see [director] James [Wan], see my whole cast.”
“Aquaman 2 is very heavily inspired by Planet of the Vampires,” Wan said. “You can take the boy out of horror, but you can never take the horror out of the boy.”
Wan said the change comes “partially because they were not familiar with the comic book, which deals in this very lurid, strange world. People were taken aback that I didn’t throw all that stuff away and make a dark, heavy film. But I didn’t feel that would have been right for it. So with the second film, I feel it will be easier for people to accept where we go because I’ve already laid the foundation.”
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is scheduled for release on Dec. 16, 2022.