We have learned that Aquaman 2 is currently eyeing to begin filming this June in the UK. This date is set in stone at the moment, however, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it would be no surprise if these plans see some minor bumps. But as of now, Jason Momoa will suit up again this Summer.
We have also learned of a small production change. We previously reported that Louise Frogley (Spider-Man: Homecoming) was set to serve as costume designer on the film, but Richard Sale will also now join in the same role. It’s unknown if both will be present when production begins this year, or if they are just working in pre-production.
Sale has worked for years as an assistant costume designer on films such as Wonder Woman 1984, Ready Player One, Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy, and most recently Eternals and Doctor Strange in The Multiverse of Madness (which one source just teased to us that the crew have designed a new, comic accurate look for Doctor Strange himself).
We can also report that the Aquaman sequel’s current working production title is ‘Necrus’. Usually these titles mean nothing. For example, how Infinity War worked under the working title of ‘Mary Lou.’ But after doing some research into the term, it brings up some old Aquaman lore.
Necrus is the name of another underwater city. Unlike Atlantis, it has a more unstable status in the ocean – it only exists for very brief intervals of time and can never be found in the same location twice. Necrus’ existence comes from an alien satellite that periodically enters Earth’s orbit, as it moves through the galaxy. The city has previously went to war with Atlantis in the comics.
We do know that Black Manta is the villain in Aquaman 2, but could this working title imply that we will see the city of Necrus explored in the sequel as well? It remains to be seen until more plot details reveal themselves online in the coming months. Although if we are to speculate, perhaps it could be the film’s MacGuffin and both the heroes and villains are trying to enter the Necrus?
Or perhaps it’s simply just a mini-reference to previous Aquaman lore and nothing more. Similar to how the original working title for the first film was ‘Ahab’, named after the leading character in Moby Dick, the grizzled and peg-legged seaman whose vendetta against a white wale leads to the classic ill-fated voyage.
All remains to be seen, but with a June production start nailed down, more details for Aquaman 2 will begin to release very soon. The sequel currently stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as well as a majority of the cast from the first film. It will release on December 16, 2022.