As previously mentioned, “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” stars Jason Momoa as the titular Atlantean king, who also goes by the name of Arthur Curry. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Patrick Wilson reprise their villains from the first film (Manta and Orm respectively), with Temeura Morrison and Nicole Kidman also returning to play Tom Curry and Atlanna.
Also returning to the cast is Amber Heard, who reprises her role as the Atlantean warrior Mera. Heard’s involvement with the film continues to be a source of heavy controversy among online fans, with many still petitioning for her removal from “Aquaman” after she lost a civil defamation verdict against Johnny Depp in 2022. Heard is joined by action star Dolph Lundgren, who is set to appear in the film as Mera’s father, King Nereus.
Other prominent cast members include Jani Zhao (who plays Stingray, a character created for the film), Randall Park (who plays Dr. Stephen Shin), and Vincent Regan, who is replacing Graham McTavish as the ancient Atlantean king Atlan. While both Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck were planned to reprise their respective versions of Bruce Wayne and Batman in “Lost Kingdom,” it has since been reported that their cameos were cut from this final sojourn into the DC Extended Universe.