Aquaman 2 Reset

Aquaman 2 Director: DCU Reset Didn’t Affect Sequel ‘Too Much’

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom director James Wan has discussed how the DC Universe‘s reset impacted Aquaman 2.

What did James Wan say about Aquaman 2 and the DCU Reset?

While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Wan was asked how big of an impact The Flash’s universal reset had on the Aquaman sequel, which was made originally for the DC Extended Universe. The director revealed that the reset wasn’t too big of a deal for his movie.

“I’ve had to make adjustments all along the way,” Wan stated. “The DCU has been through lots of different versions, and one of the things that was challenging about this film was keeping track of what’s going on. Fortunately, the Aquaman universe is pretty far removed from the rest of the world.

“We’re going to many different underwater kingdoms that are not necessarily related to what’s happening with the other movies and characters, so we’re stand-alone in that respect. So I can just tell my story on its own without being affected too much, but at the same time, I have to be mindful of what’s been happening.”

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to release on December 20, 2023, by Warner Bros. Pictures. It stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry/Aquaman, who is forced to protect Atlantis from devastation after an ancient power is released. The film stars many returning cast members from the first film, including Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, and Nicole Kidman.

The film was previously set to be released on December 16, 2022, before it was moved to March 17, 2023, then to December 25, 2023, before taking its current release date.