Doing reshoots isn’t anything unusual in modern Hollywood. However, sometimes they can be a bad sign that the movie has troublesome production, and that is certainly the case with the anticipated sequel to 2018’s DC movie ‘Aquaman.‘ ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ was initially announced as one of the most-anticipated DC movies since the original movie grossed over $1.1 billion, and it’s still the highest-grossing DC movie ever.
However, the production has been going on for so long. With each change of leadership at DC Studios and new plans for the future of the franchise, more reworks on the script have been made, which led to more reshoots, and let’s not forget that the movie still attracts controversies due to Amber Heard’s involvement amid the last year’s trial against her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Five months before release, ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ is still undergoing reshoots!
According to previous reports, there have been some plans to include Ben Affleck’s Batman in the movie, but that was before James Gunn announced that the franchise would be rebooted, which makes ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ the last DCEU movie ever. Additional reports said that the movie wasn’t received well on test screenings, which caused additional reworks on the script and editing.
Patrick Wilson, who played King Orm, aka Ocean Master, in the original ‘Aquaman,’ recently had his directorial debut with ‘Insidious: The Red Door,’ and while promoting the movie, of course, he couldn’t have dodged the question about his return as Orm in the upcoming ‘Aquaman’ sequel. Wilson confirmed that he had more scenes to film as Orm last week, which means that the movie is still undergoing reshoots five months before the premiere in theaters.
“Orm is awesome. I was with him last week.”Patrick Wilson for The Hollywod Reporter
Jason Momoa first debuted as Arthur Curry/Aquaman with a minor role in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ He reprised the role in 2017’s ‘Justice League’ (including the 2021 director’s cut) and 2018’s ‘Aquaman.’ Last year, he also had a cameo appearance in the season finale of ‘Peacemaker.’ It’s unknown if Momoa will get a chance to play Aquaman again once DCEU kicks off in 2025 with ‘Superman: Legacy.’
James Wan returns to direct the sequel from a screenplay by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick. Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, and Nicole Kidman all return to their respective roles.
‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ is set to be released on December 20, 2023.
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