Aquaman’s new costume – for the sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom – is here. On Sunday, Aquarius star Jason Momoa and directed James Wan took to Instagram to reveal a new navy blue and steel-colored costume that Momoa featured in the second Aquarius movie. Unlike the original suit from the first movie (which Momoa and Wan also posted on Instagram), this one is less flashy, not gold-plated, and doesn’t stand out. As Wan noted, the new suit is a stealth suit – inspired by the mid-80s blue suit Aquarius comic book miniseries – allowing Aquaman to merge into the ocean and harness the cephalopods’ camouflage abilities.
Shazam! star Zachary Levi also acknowledged the origin in his commentary on Momoa’s post, writing, “Stealth mode!!!.” Levi was one of many who left a message on Momoa’s Instagram that included the return Aquarius villain Black Manta played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (“I know a suit that could give you a run, player!! 👊🏾”) – Momoa’s new Aquaman costume brings him closer to Abdul-Mateen’s black costume from the first movie.
Black Adam star Dwayne Johnson also commented: “Hell yeah looks great uso!!! .” Uso is the Samoan word for brother – Johnson has Samoan ancestry while Momoa has native Hawaiian ancestry. As for Momoa himself, he said in his caption: “Second round. New suit. More action.”
While the first photos of the two Aquaman costumes don’t show it much, Momoa has previously hinted that he’ll be sporting blonde hair in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. In mid-July, when Momoa started filming on the Aquarius continued, he said in an Instagram video: “I’m finally in England. It’s sunny outside, it’s great, and I’m going to start Aquaman 2 tomorrow. This is the last day of the brown. I’m going blonde. presumably [they] have more fun. I don’t know about that. We’re testing it out. But I’m excited to see [director] James [Wan], see my entire cast.”
In addition to Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman and Abdul-Mateen II as David Kane/ Black Manta, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom also stars Amber Heard as the Xebel princess, the daughter of King Nereus and Aquaman’s love interest Mera, Patrick Wilson as Atlantis’ former king and Arthur’s half-brother Orm Marius/Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Xebel King and Mera’s father King Nereus, and Temuera Morrison as Arthur’s father Thomas Curry. Pilou Asbaek (Game of Thrones) is said to be playing a part, although there’s no word on who he’s playing. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick returns as a writer.
Prior to Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Warner Bros. and DC Films will give us the Robert Pattinson-led The Batman from War for the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves in March 2022, followed by the Johnson-led Black Adam from The Shallows director Jaume Collet-Serra in July 2022, and It director Andy Muschietti’s The Flash starring Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, and Michael Keaton in November 2022. The latter two are part of the DC Extended Universe, while The Batman is on itself it is expected to launch its own franchise.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom opens in cinemas worldwide from December 16, 2022.