The rumored runtime for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been revealed, potentially revealing Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson’s bro-venture as one of the shortest in the DC Universe.
With less than 100 days left before Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom hits theaters, it seems as though DC Studios has finally begun to market it. With new details about the Jason Momoa-led sequel coming out every day, a new rumor from runtime reporter Cryptic HD Quality suggests the film will come in at 1 hour and 55 minutes, making it one of the shortest DC Universe projects.
A runtime of just under 2 hours puts Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom as the second shortest film in the DC Universe, only beaten out by Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey at 1 hour and 49 minutes. Given how much ground the Aquaman sequel has to cover in developing Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry, Amber Heard’s Mera, Patrick Wilson’s Orm, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta, along with a number of new characters, the runtime certainly doesn’t bode well for the sequel. Though with how many reshoots the film has been subjected to, the runtime is likely far from final.
The future of the DC Universe
James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room, and a unified storyline across film, television, animation, and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Flash, and Blue Beetle have all been released following the announcement of the new DC Universe, with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom still slated to hit theaters in 2023. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.
Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the future of the DC Universe and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!