Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom teaser shows hero’s next challenge

The first teaser for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom arrives just four days before the official trailer is set to drop.

The first teaser for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has emerged, showing off new characters and old, in addition to showing just what sort of threats Arthur Curry is up to this time around, with Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) promising, “I’m gonna kill Aquaman and destroy everything he holds dear.”

In addition to glimpses of Aquaman in distress and images of his home engulfed in flames, we also see returners Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna and Patrick Wilson as Orm. The supporting cast is rounded out by Amber Heard, Dolph Lundgren and Randall Park.

Although the production of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been marred by reports of numerous reshoots and unfavorable screenings, the footage from the 30-second teaser does look pretty cool. With the release of the official trailer set for this Thursday, we should have a much clearer idea of what to expect with the sequel.

The plot of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom: “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.”

The first Aquaman grossed just under $1.5 billion worldwide, making it one of the biggest hits of the year. While Jason Momoa has turned up as the character in other DC entries like Justice League and The Flash, director James Wan says, for the most part, his underwater world can float on its own. Of course, certain elements have to fit with any arc that the studio throws at him, but considering the locations of Aquaman and its sequel, he does have an out that the fellas from Gotham and Metropolis don’t.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom arrives in theaters on December 20th.

What did you think of the first teaser for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom? Does it make you more excited for the full trailer? Let us know in the comments section below!

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