Aquaman has a new suit! DCEU star Jason Momoa unveiled the hero’s new look for the upcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom sequel, posting two images of himself as Arthur Curry on Instagram.
The first image shows him in the green and gold costume of the first film, reminiscent of the original comic book look. The second costume, on the other hand, is darker, sleeker, and more Snyder-esque. “Second round. New suit. More action,” reads the caption.
Gone are the fins and more dramatic flourishes, replaced with a streamlined, dark blue suit with silver accents and armour detailing. The belt and fish scales-like texture are still present, however, helping to establish some continuity between the two looks.
The second also shares more in common with the suit Arthur wears in Justice League – in terms of its darker colour palette and overall silhouette, in particular – than it does with the original golden garb. What's perhaps surprising about this is that there is an apparent logic to the costume's evolution: the original Aquaman's comic book look would give way to the updated, dark green and gold suit of Justice League, and transition more seamlessly to this Last Kingdom look. Yet Aquaman is set after the events of Justice League, so the costume design back-and-forth proves a little jarring.
Both Momoa and director James Wan are back for this sequel, with Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Dolph Lundgren, and Temuera Morrison also returning. At the very least, the new suit seems to match the tone promised by Wan, who stated that "Aquaman 2 is very heavily inspired by Planet of the Vampires,” referencing the iconic 1965 Italian horror. “You can take the boy out of horror, but you can never take the horror out of the boy."
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to open December 16th, 2022.