The working title for Aquaman 2 starring Jason Momoa has been revealed and it teases where the story might go in the DC Extended Universe.
After the huge success of Jason Momoa’s Aquaman back in 2018, it seemed inevitable that a sequel would eventually surf onto the big screen. And as Aquaman 2 gears up for production in just a few months time, the working title for the film has been revealed, seemingly teasing where the sequel will go this time around. It seems like James Wan and the cast will be taking a dive to another underwater city when the film debuts in 2022.
As noted by Production Weekly, Aquaman 2 will shoot under the working title Necrus, which might catch the attention of long-time comic readers. Necrus was another oceanic city in the Aquaman comics similar to Atlantis. However, the domed city only exists in our dimension at certain periods of time as it’s connected to an alien satellite above Earth. And just to make things a little more complicated, the city is full of villainous inhabitants who hate the fact that humanity has dominated the planet.
Since Jason Momoa wrote a treatment for Aquaman 2, it’ll be interesting to see if he specifically looked at Necrus for inspiration. Of course, there’s also a chance it could just be a completely random working title chosen because of the Aquaman connection, and it might not have anything to do with the story whatsoever.
What do you make of the Necrus working title for Aquaman 2? Are you excited to see the Jason Momoa sequel? Sound-off in the comments below!
Here’s the official synopsis for Jason Momoa’s first Aquaman film:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman is available on Digital HD, 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD, with the sequel currently scheduled for December 16, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Amber Heard as Mera in the upcoming Aquaman sequel, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content!
Source: Production Weekly