The initial glimpse of Nicole Kidman’s DCEU return has been unveiled in the first complete trailer of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
Kidman portrays Atlanna, the Queen of Atlantis and the mother of Arthur Curry (Aquaman), played by Jason Momoa in the original Aquaman movie. Amber Heard’s Mera, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta, and Patrick Wilson’s Orm are also returning to their respective roles from the previous film.
New Look at Nicole Kidman in Aquaman 2
Nicole Kidman’s Atlanna makes a short appearance in the new Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom trailer.
Fans get a glimpse of her flowing hair, crown, and textured white or light blue suit.
In the trailer, Curry’s baby confirms that Atlanna is now a grandmother.
In a touching scene, she shares a moment with her son and reveals that the dark magic of the trident is spreading. This refers to the black trident that Black Manta now possesses.
In this scene, which offers a close-up view of Kidman’s character, we see her displaying her formidable combat skills underwater as she deftly navigates the strong currents. Fans who remember her role as the former Queen of Atlantis in the 2018 film will certainly appreciate her as a true warrior in her own right.
The dramatic and action-packed image of Atlanna is part of the teaser trailer that was released on September 10th.
You can watch the complete trailer below:
How Big is Nicole Kidman's Role in Aquaman 2?
Atlanna serves as a significant link to the oceanic world that Arthur has been connected to throughout his life. His father, Tom Curry, portrayed by Temuera Morrison, operates the Amnesty Bay lighthouse, establishing their deep ties to the sea.
With Black Manta posing a threat to Curry’s family, including Atlanna and his half-brother Orm, tensions rise. Director James Wan has hinted that “Aquaman 2” will center more on the “bromance” between Arthur and Orm, deviating from the romantic focus on Arthur and Mera in the first film.
Considering the complex relationship between Arthur and Orm in the first installment, Atlanna could play a crucial role in bridging the gap between them. Moreover, her extensive knowledge of Atlantis, its history, and the surrounding oceans positions her as a valuable asset. As hinted by her initial dialogue in the trailer, her role likely involves aiding Arthur in devising a strategy to overcome Black Manta’s threat.
As a reminder, “Aquaman” is now available for streaming on Max, while “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” is scheduled for theatrical release on December 20.