Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is all about awareness.
Though there will still be a few months until Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom arrives, information about the next sequel is already beginning to surface.
James Wan recently discussed how one of the central plot themes for the upcoming film in the franchise will be connected to one of the largest issues the world is currently facing: global warming.
This time, Aquaman and his allies face threats in addition to super villains. Here is what Wan had to say about the connection between the upcoming movie and global warming.
“I think people are going to be excited to see that this movie is quite different from the first movie in terms of tone. It’s a little bit more serious, and we’re dealing with issues like climate change.”
“We’re not afraid to lean into that in a big way, because the Aquaman comic book, even way back when, has always been environmentally conscious,” he said.
He continued, “He’s always been someone who’s fought to keep the ocean clean, and it feels more relevant in the world that we’re living in today. So this movie has something to talk about, but it’s still a fun action-fantasy movie.”
Given that the ocean is where Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) lives, it seems sensible for him to attempt to maintain it clean, even if it means coming into conflict with the people who reside on the surface. Wan is adding a second issue, and the identity of the supervillain endangering the lives of Arthur's loved ones has not yet been made public.
There is little doubt that whoever is chosen as the antagonist in the plot will be a suitable foe for the monarch of the Seven Seas given the character's vast history in comic books. The strong monarch of the ocean will overcome every obstacle.