Chief James Wan gives an explanation to Aquaman’s new stealth suit in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The continuation of the effective 2018 film will see Jason Momoa return as Arthur Curry, aka Aquaman, alongside Amber Heard as Mera and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta. Principal photography began on the film in June 2021, with the film targeting a December 2022 release date.
Wan took to Instagram to offer an explanation behind the suit. He explains that the suit is named the stealth suit and is made up of Atlantian tech based on a cephalopod’s ability to camouflage. Screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Wan were inspired by the ‘blue suit’ from the 80’s comic.
The blue suit Wan is drawing from was introduced in 1986’s four-issue miniseries by Neal Pozner. The costume was named the camouflage suit and meant to mix in with the ocean. Similar to the Kingdom Come inspiring the Golden Eagle armor in Wonder Woman 1984 and the Superman’s black suit from the comics being adapted into Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is delving into the characters rich comic book history to create new exciting looks while mixing it within the character’s cultural background.
The introduction of the blue suit from the comics recommends the film will investigate a greater amount of Aquaman folklore and history from the comics. The 2018 film drew heavily from the New 52 sudden spike in demand for the character, yet the spin-off could expand from the rich history of the character. The spat the comics that introduced the blue suit also dug more into Atlantian folklore and magic and could set up the introduction of Aquaman’s companion Aqualad. This could lead to the introduction to either Garth, who utilizes Atlantian witchcraft, or Kaldur’ahm who is the child of Black Manta. Audiences will get their first gander at Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom in October at DC FanDome, which could flaunt additional images from the set, more cast announcements, and even potentially footage of the film.