Yesterday, Aquaman Director James Wan has announced that the next DCEU sequel will be called Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom. Jason Momoa is slated to return as the main character, and the film is slated to begin production next month. Aquaman 2 won’t be the only DCEU film in production this summer. Currently both Shazam! The fury of the gods and Black adam are filming. The latter will feature Momoa’s real friend Dwayne Johnson AKA The Rock. During a recent interview with Jimmy Fallon, Momoa opened up about The Rock and revealed that he wanted to make a movie with the star.
Johnson came because Fallon showed the adorable video of Momoa sending Johnson’s daughter a video for her birthday because she’s a huge Aquaman fan. Fallon asked if Momoa has known Johnson for some time and he revealed that they met 20 years ago in Hawaii. “We tried to get together and make a movie together. It’s just that he’s a lot busier than me, and I’m pretty busy right now, so one of these days,” Momoa explained.
“You have to make a movie together, you have to do it,” Fallon added. “We will, and it’s really cool now because it’s kind of in my pocket so I can call him up and say ‘Yo, Black Adam’,” Momoa added. Fallon thought Momoa was referring to the fact that Johnson now owes Momoa a favor for calling his daughter, but we think he was also talking about Johnson’s recent entry into the DCEU. Now that they’re both part of the franchise, anything is possible. You can watch the interview below:
“After I finished the first one, I went with my writing partner and we imagined the second and we went to present the idea,” Momoa previously said of Aquaman 2 at The Drew Barrymore Show. “The best thing I can give you is that I love him so much that I participated in his writing. And so, we did the first treatment, then James and our original writer David [Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick] finished it. And all of our hearts are there. Instead of just getting a script and doing it, you’re 100% encouraged by your director and co-writers. So it’s exciting for me and I’m excited to go there. I’m leaving in July and we’re starting filming. “
How would you like to see Momoa and Johnson work together? Would you like it to be Aquaman and Black Adam or something else? Tell us in the comments!
Aquaman 2 is currently scheduled to open in theaters on December 16, 2022. Black adam is expected to be released in 2022.