Actors Jani Zhao, Indya Moore, and Vincent Regan have joined the cast of the upcoming Aquaman sequel, led by Jason Momoa. Randall Park will replay his role of Dr. Stephen Shin, a marine biologist who is obsessed with finding the lost city of Atlantis, in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom from the Warner Bros/ DC film.
Aquaman was originally released in 2018 starring Momoa as Arthur Curry or the Aquaman who is a half-Atlantean and half-human who sets out to lead the underwater kingdom of Atlantis and stop his half-brother, King Orm, from uniting the seven underwater kingdoms to destroy the surface world. Besides Momoa, Patrick Wilson will also reprise his role as Orm, along with Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Amber Heard as Mera and Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, plot details are being kept under wraps but the new additions may reveal some scope to the story. Zhao, a Portuguese actress of Chinese descent, will be seen as Stingray which is a mystery character specially created for the sequel.
Pose star Moore features in the role of the longtime DC character Karshon. The character was originally a Green Lantern villain who was initially a shark that, after being hit with radiation, gained intelligence and telepathic powers. British thespian Regan plays Atlan, the ancient ruler of Atlantis who caused the city to sink into the sea. The character appeared briefly in the 2018 Aquaman movie and was then portrayed by Graham McTavish. Regan is well known for films like 300 and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
James Wan, who directed Aquaman, is also returning to direct the much-anticipated sequel. He is also producing the film along with Peter Safran. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick is also coming back to write the script. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is scheduled to be released on December 16, 2022.