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Jason Momoa as Aquaman, seen here in a still from the first film
Ever since the sequel to 2018’s Aquaman began shooting at the end of June, we, the fans, have been entirely left in the dark regarding any insider information about the film, other than knowing its name, of course, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. However, all that changed over the past few days, with our first teases from the film dropping on none other than Jason Momoa’s Instagram account. The actor took to social media to excitedly showcase a pair of behind the scenes shots from the James Wan directed film, depicting Arthur Curry donning both the classic suit we see in the first film’s third act as well as a brand new stealth suit that will be introduced in the new movie.
Aquaman 2 BTS pics: (From left) The classic suit and the stealth suit
According to James Wan, the new stealth suit in the film is constructed through the usage of Cephalopod technology, which will allow Aquaman to blend into his surroundings, much like the way an octopus does, thereby making the superhero go unnoticed should the situation call for it.
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On the other hand, fans have been quick to point out its similarity to a rather infamous Aquaman costume from the 1980s, whereby the aquatic hero donned a similar blue outfit that possessed stealth abilities as well. It has since been confirmed that the stealth suit we will see in Aquaman’s next outing is indeed inspired by the said comic below.
Cover of Aquaman #1 (1986)
It must also be mentioned that up until this point, the Aquaman character we have seen in his first film and subsequently in Zack Snyder’s Justice League has never required the need to be stealthy, quite the opposite actually. The portrayal of Arthur Curry in both of those films was more along the lines of a brute that battles his enemies head-on. Therefore, it would be interesting to learn the reason behind Aquaman’s need to be stealthy in The Lost Kingdom, as there could be endless possibilities as to why this is the case: Did Aquaman lose his powers? Or, did the King of Atlantis meet a foe that he could not simply just punch into submission?
We can only speculate for now.
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