Per DC Film News on X (formerly Twitter), Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be released on VOD and digital platforms on January 23, 2024 — one month after the movie opened in theaters worldwide.
While no official reason was given for the movie’s early arrival on digital, The Lost Kingdom’s low box office returns may have played into the decision. At the time of writing, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has grossed $375 million worldwide, with $109 million coming from domestic markets. It is now increasingly unlikely that the sequel will gross anything close to 2018’s Aquaman, which comfortably sits as the highest performing DC movie of all time at $1.152 billion.
What is Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom about?
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the 15th and final installment in the DC Extended Universe, picks up four years after the events of Aquaman. It follows the titular superhero as he reluctantly teams up with his half-brother Orm to face a stronger Black Manta, who wields the cursed Black Trident.
Jason Momoa returns as Arthur Curry/Aquaman in the sequel, with Patrick Wilson and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II also back as Orm Marius and David Kane/Black Manta. The Lost Kingdom ensemble cast also includes Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Dolph Lundgren, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Kidman, and Randall Park reprising their respective roles from the first film as Mera, Nuidis Vulko, King Nereus, Thomas Curry, Atlanna, and Dr. Stephen Shin.
James Wan returned to direct Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom after helming the first movie while David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick returned to write the screenplay from a story conceived by Wan, Momoa, Thomas Pa’a Sibbett, and himself.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is still playing in theaters ahead of its arrival on digital platforms on January 23, 2024.
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