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Is DC Copying Thor: Ragnarok? James Wan Confirms Aquaman 2 is a “Bromance Action-Adventure Movie”

James Wan Confirms Aquaman 2 is a “Bromance Action-Adventure Movie”

Jason Momoa is set to reprise his DC role in the upcoming film Aquaman 2. The movie has been in conversation for several reasons, whether it’s about Momoa’s future in the DCU or the series of extensive reshoots following James Gunn’s plans to reboot the superhero franchise. One such discussion has also been focused on Amber Heard’s character, Mera, in the movie. Many fans have been against the actress’ involvement in the movie following the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial.

First look of Jason Momoa from Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom
Jason Momoa in Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom

She has testified that her part in the Aquaman sequel was “pared down” during the defamation trial. The director of the film recently responded to The Rum Diary actress’ claims while stating that the sequel was meant to focus on Arthur and Orm’s relationship instead of Mera and Arthur.

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Aquaman 2 Focuses on Arthur and Orm’s Relationship

During his recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, filmmaker James Wan talked about his upcoming movie, Aquaman 2. Among other things about the movie, the director also addressed Amber Heard’s remarks about her part being cut down from The Lost Kingdom.

Aquaman (2018)
Aquaman (2018)

He said that the movie was never meant to focus on her character as it would be a bromance action adventure following Arthur and his Atlantean half-brother, Orm, portrayed by Patrick Wilson in the movie series. The Australian filmmaker said,

“I always pitched this to everyone from the get-go. The first Aquaman was Arthur and Mera’s journey. The second movie was always going to be Arthur and Orm.” 

Arthur and Orm in Aquaman 2
Arthur and Orm in Aquaman 2

He further stated that, unlike the 2018 film, the sequel will be a “bromance action-adventure movie.” The director’s statement and the first official synopsis of the movie seemingly suggest that Orm and Arthur could team up to fight David Kane, aka Black Manta.

The plot, however, seems quite similar to Chris Hemsworth’s Thor: Ragnarok. The God of Mischief served as Thor’s nemesis until the events of Ragnarok, when join hands to go against their sister and the goddess of death, Hela, and save the people of Asgard.

Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston as Thor and Loki in Thor: Ragnarok
Thor and Loki in Thor: Ragnarok

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Warner Bros. Released the First Official Synopsis For Aquaman 2

Released in 2018 and introducing Jason Momoa as the Atlantis superhero, Aquaman became the highest-grossing DC film of all time, with a $1.1 billion box office collection. The sequel to the movie is set to hit theatres in December this year.

Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson as Arthur and Orm, respectively
Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson as Arthur and Orm

The studio recently released the first teaser of Aquaman 2, and the trailer of the movie will also be out soon. Following its teaser, the studio released the first official synopsis of the movie. As per the movie’s synopsis, the movie features a “more formidable” Black Manta trying to avenge his father’s death from Aquaman.

The synopsis also states that Arthur will “turn to his imprisoned brother” Orm to form an “unlikely alliance” to fight against a common enemy and protect their kingdom. It also suggests that fans could see a team-up between the present and the former King of Atlantis.

Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom is set to release on December 20, 2023.

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.