There is currently a lot of questions surrounding “Aquaman 2”. Jason Momoa confirmed that the DC sequel will start filming in the UK this June and has been given the working title, “Necrus”.
As many DC fans may know, Necrus is another underwater city similar to Atlantis. Referred as the “Black City”, Necrus has no set location and can never be found in the same place twice. Ruled by tyrant king Mongo, Necrus has fought with the people of Atlantis before.
Although details for “Aquaman 2” are still kept under wraps, writer David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick recently spilled that the storyline isn’t just based on a single comic book adaptation. “But if you want to know the vibe we’re going for, pick up pretty much any Silver Age story featuring Black Manta,” he said.
Returning to the director chair is James Wan and of course, Jason Momoa. The hunky actor revealed that he contributed in the creative process. “After we ended the first one, I went in with my writing partner, and we dreamed up the second one, and we went in and pitched the idea. The best thing I can give you is that I love it so much that I participated in the writing of it,” Momoa teased.
He continued, “We did the first treatment, and then James and our original writer David finished it off. And all of our hearts are in it. Instead of just like getting a script and doing that, you are 100% being encouraged by your director and co-writers. So that’s exciting for me, and I’m excited to go over there. I leave in July, and we start filming.”
Patrick Wilson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are also expected to reprise their roles as Ocean Master and Black Manta. But what about fan favourite Ludi Lin?
In speaking to the hunky actor, we recently asked the Chinese-Canadian if he’d be keen to play Captain Murk again. After all, it seemed that we barely scratched the surface with the Atlantean soldier – who was a loyal supporter to King Orm Marius.
“I don’t know what’s happening with ‘Aquaman 2’. There are just so many things going on. But Murk’s story wasn’t finished. I hope I do. I don’t know much about it right now. I know they’re working on it,” Ludi exclusively told us, when asked about the possibility of returning to the DCEU.
So what would the 33-year-old star personally like to explore? “He was just beginning his journey as a captain (in the first movie). In fact, he had two hands. In the comic book, he had one hand missing and replaced with a sword and he was a general. Because under the old kings’ and the old princes’ influences, obviously, he’s a very strict and mean guy. But under the new law and under the new king, I like to see how he advances in the army to become the general of the whole Atlantean army and what kind of army he gets, which should be a really cool story,” Ludi added.
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