Aquaman 2 Cast and Characters

In 2018, Aquaman was released by DC Studios and became the highest-grossing DCEU film grossing over a billion dollars worldwide. Now in 2023, DC plans to bring the franchise back with Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom, releasing on December 22. This movie has received a lot of criticism and praise based on its trailer. But putting aside the point of what the movie is like, Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom does indeed boast a pretty talented star cast, well, most of them (if you know, you know). So, in this article, let’s talk about the cast and characters of Aquaman 2.

1. Jason Momoa (Aquaman)

Jason Mamoa as Aquaman
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Jason Momoa returns after five long years as Arthur Curry, the King of Atlantis in his standalone Aquaman film. Previously, we’ve seen Jason wearing a comic-accurate gold and green costume, but this time his costume has undergone some changes.

This new suit is darker and can camouflage and is likely made with Atlantean technology based on cephalopods. This brand new suit does not include gloves or boots like the classic suit does.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Aquaman in action after Zack Snyder’s Justice League, so I think it could be quite fun to see it after so long.

2. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Manta)

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta
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In the cast of Aquaman 2, Yahya Abdul-Mateen makes a comeback as Black Manta. In the last film, we got to see Black Manta as Aquaman’s human nemesis. However, the last film didn’t give him much room to get to know the character better.

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In this movie, Black Manta will be the main villain, so I think we’ll see a lot more of him than before. This time, even Black Manta will have some super powers while wielding the black trident, so it will be quite an exciting experience to see a standoff between Aquaman and Black Manta.

3. Patrick Wilson (Orm)

aAtrick Wilson as Orm
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Patrick Wilson also makes a comeback in the role of Orm. In the final film, Orm is defeated by Aquaman. Afterwards, Aquaman claimed his throne as the king of Atlantis. In this movie, it looks like Aquaman will be teaming up with Orm against Black Manta.

We saw in the trailer for Aquaman 2 that Orm teams up with Aquaman to fight Black Manta. We also see him in a new suit. In the trailer, their chemistry seems interesting and let’s see how this plays out in the movie.

4. Amber Heard (Mera)

Amber heard as Mira
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Like it or not, Amber Heard is returning to the cast of Aquaman 2 as Mera. Despite the sensational courtroom war between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, she is still part of Aquaman 2. However, since it was too late to completely remove her from the film, her screen time would have been significantly reduced. Because of this, we might not get to see much Amber Heard in Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom.

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5. Nikole Kidman (Atlanna)

Nikole Kidman as Atlanta
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In the latest trailer for Aquaman 2, we saw Atlanna, Arthur’s mother and the former queen of Atlantis make a comeback. In the first Aquaman movie, she was presumed dead, but was later rescued by Aquaman.

We see her in this film dressed in a white suit and will most likely act as an advisor to Aquaman. At this point, we don’t know how much her role will impact the story of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

6. William Dafoe (Nuidis Vulko)

William Dafoe as Naked Vulko
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Willem Dafoe returns in the role of Nuidis Vulko, Atlantis’ chief scientific advisor and Aquaman’s mentor. In the first film, Atlanna left Arthur under his wing so he could train Arthur in battle, and over time Arthur turned into a deadly warrior. In this movie, we may get to see more of him as an advisor to Aquaman and also in battle.

As for other returning and new characters in Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom, we will see the following supporting characters and cast members:

  • Dolf Lundgren as King Nerus
  • Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin
  • Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry
  • Jani Zhao as Stingray
  • Vincent Regan as Atlan
  • India Moore (Attitude) as Karshon
  • Pilou Asbæk as King Atlan’s brother (rumors)

So yeah, that’s pretty much all the confirmed cast members and the characters they’ll be playing in the Aquaman 2 movie.

Has Amber Heard been removed from Aquaman 2?

Amber Heard returns to the role of Mera in Aquaman 2. However, her role has been largely removed from the film and she will only appear for a total of 8 minutes.

Who is the new villain in Aquaman 2?

Black Manta returns as the villain in Aquaman 2, The Lost Kingdom. However, his powers have been significantly increased because he now wields the black trident and therefore also has superpowers.

Has Jason Momoa left Aquaman?

Jason Momoa is reportedly “done with Aquaman‘, but may return in the new DCU with James Gunn in the role of LOBO.

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