01 Feb 2021 11:44 AM +00:00 UTC

Aquaman Star Dolph Lundgren Offers Hopeful Update About Sequel's Filming

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

DC and Warner Bros. definitely struck gold with the first Aquaman film which to this day still holds the distinction of being the DC Extended Universe's highest-grossing film, crossing over 1 billion dollars at the global box office. The unprecedented success of the film propelled Arthur Curry to even greater heights and helped the character be taken more seriously by fans.

Aquaman and Mera about to enter Atlantis in Aquaman.
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Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

It also isn't surprising that the comic book film's triumph helped increase James Wan's chance of returning for a sequel which is currently under development. So far, we still know very little about the film but recent rumors have swirled online suggesting that Mera will be playing a more significant role in Aquaman 2.

As it stands, we've yet to get a proper update regarding the project but one of the film's cast members teases that cameras could begin rolling as early as this summer for the sequel. Dolph Lundgren, who played Mera's father King Nereus in the 2018 blockbuster said in a recent appearance on Wizard World's virtual panel (via ComicBook) that Aquaman 2 could begin production soon.

Lundgren said: "I may be doing Aquaman 2 this summer, shooting in London." The legendary actor who once upon a time played Marvel's ruthless vigilante The Punisher added that WB is hopeful to secure a 2022 release date for the film. "And that's coming out the following year in the theaters, they hope."

I'm hoping Aquaman 2 also gives King Nereus a more significant role as the character has loads of potential to be great. Now that King Orm is seemingly on the hero side following the events of the first film, Atlantis will be needing a new villain and I believe Nereus is the best option currently. I guess we'll just have to wait and see how James Wan puts everything together.

Aquaman 2 is expected to hit cinemas in 2022.

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