Warner Bros. has released a new Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom image of Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson, with the flick also gracing the covers of the latest issue of Empire Magazine.
The newsstand and subscriber covers feature a look at Momoa as Arthur Curry, and the image teases the buddy team-up between the pair.
“From the start, I pitched that the first film would be a Romancing The Stone-type thing – an action-adventure romantic comedy – while the second would be an outright buddy comedy,” director James Wann filled in Empire. “I wanted to do Tango & Cash!”
Wan continued, “Jason plays Arthur larger-than-life; Patrick plays the straight man. It’s not unlike what Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones did in Men In Black – like Tommy, Patrick plays it dry, but very funny.
“It’s like they’re one big movie,” he added. “If you watch them back-to-back, they roll right into each other.”
Update: Wan also talked up the horror aspects of the flick which includes a new Black Manta image.
“There was an element of horror in the first film. But this second movie definitely has more of that, ”Wan told Empire referencing old-school Euro-horror, and Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion monsters. “That became the design foundation,” he explained, citing Planet Of The Vampires as a touchpoint. “The Lost Kingdom has a very retro, ‘60s horror look. We have this huge action set-piece where Arthur and Orm fight [Black Manta’s] henchmen, using the ‘Octobot’ – this mechanical squid thing. That was really fun to shoot.”
Check out the pics below.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom gets released on Dec. 20.
Here is the synopsis:
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.
Jason Momoa plays Arthur Curry/Aquaman, now balancing his duties as both the King of Atlantis and a new father; Patrick Wilson is Orm, Aquaman’s half-brother and his nemesis, who must now step into a new role as his brother’s reluctant ally; Amber Heard is Mera, Atlantis’ Queen and mother of the heir to the throne; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is Black Manta, committed more than ever to avenge his father’s death by destroying Aquaman, his family and Atlantis; and Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, a fierce leader and mother with the heart of a warrior. Also reprising their roles are Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus and Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin.