The highly anticipated return of Nicole Kidman to the DCEU has been unveiled in the first full trailer for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Kidman, who portrayed Atlanna, the Queen of Atlantis and mother of Arthur Curry (Aquaman), is back in action alongside returning stars Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Amber Heard (Mera), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Manta), and Patrick Wilson (Orm).
A New Glimpse of Nicole Kidman
In this exciting teaser, fans catch a glimpse of Nicole Kidman’s Atlanna. The trailer showcases her iconic flowing hair, regal crown, and exquisite white or light blue suit. As the story unfolds, it’s revealed that Atlanna is now a grandmother, emphasizing her enduring connection to Arthur Curry, who shares an emotional moment with her.
Atlanna’s Underwater Prowess
Kidman’s character isn’t just royalty; she’s a formidable warrior. Viewers are treated to an action-packed underwater scene where Atlanna skillfully navigates the currents. This reinforces her reputation as a powerful force beneath the waves.
A Key Figure in the Sequel
Atlanna’s return hints at her pivotal role in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. She remains the vital link to Arthur’s deep-seated connection with the ocean. With Black Manta menacing Curry’s family, including Atlanna and Orm, her presence could be crucial in uniting Arthur and Orm, despite their prior animosity.
A New Direction for the Franchise
Director James Wan teases a shift in tone for the sequel, describing it as a “bromance action-adventure movie” centered on Arthur and Orm. Atlanna’s extensive knowledge of Atlantis, its history, and the surrounding oceans could prove instrumental in guiding Arthur toward defeating Black Manta.
While Aquaman is currently streaming on Max, fans eagerly await Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, set to hit theaters on December 20th. Nicole Kidman’s return promises to bring depth and intrigue to the epic underwater world of the DCEU once more.