- Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will feature a buddy comedy vibe, inspired by the 1989 film Tango & Cash.
- Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and Patrick Wilson’s Ocean Master will team up to face the threat posed by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta.
- Director James Wan’s two Aquaman films are designed for seamless, back-to-back viewing, creating a continuous story.
In an exclusive interview with Empire magazine, director James Wan shares that the upcoming film, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, takes inspiration from the action-packed 1989 movie Tango & Cash, in which two rival cops team up to take down a common enemy. According to Wan, the sequel to 2018’s Aquaman will have a similar buddy comedy dynamic as the two main characters, played by Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson, join forces to combat the threat of Black Manta, portrayed by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
Wan reveals that he always intended to create an Aquaman duology, with the first film being an action-adventure romantic comedy in the style of Romancing The Stone, while the second film would embrace the buddy comedy theme inspired by Tango & Cash. He also compares the on-screen dynamic between Momoa and Wilson to that of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in the Men In Black series.
Additionally, Wan has designed the two Aquaman films to be watched back-to-back, providing a seamless viewing experience that will make them feel like “one big movie.” Fans can expect plenty of charisma and chemistry between the two lead actors, who will need to work together to prevent a tragic outcome as depicted in the Aquaman comic books. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to hit theaters on December 20.