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'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' to hold midnight screenings on Dec. 20

By Yoniel Acebuche Published Dec 18, 2023 5:57 pm

The anticipated sequel to DC's Aquaman is finally swimming to theaters this month, and fans can heighten the experience with the film's midnight screening in select cinemas in the Philippines.

Warner Bros. Pictures on Monday, Dec. 18, announced that Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is hitting local cinemas on December 20 alongside an additional treat for fans— a midnight movie screening on the same date in IMAX theaters and other cinemas nationwide.

Participating SM Cinema branches include Aura Premiere, Cebu, Dasmarińas, Davao, Fairview, Mall of Asia, Megamall, North EDSA, and Pampanga.

The Jason Momoa-starrer will also premiere at midnight of Dec. 20 in Eastwood City, Vista Malls, Ayala Malls Central Bloc, and other cinemas.

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will feature the return of Black Manta(Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), committed more than ever to avenge his father's death by destroying Aquaman, his family, and Atlantis, wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, which unleashes an ancient and evil force.

To defeat himself, Aquaman, portrayed by Momoa, will turn to his imprisoned half-brother and nemesis Orm (Patrick Wilson), to forge an unlikely alliance. Together, they must set aside their differences to protect their kingdom and save Aquaman's family and the world from irreversible destruction.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom also stars Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard, and Dolph Lundren, among others.

Apart from the breathtaking action, Director Wan revealed that fans can look forward to more comedy in the upcoming film.

"From the start, I pitched that the first film would be a 'Romancing the Stone ’-type thing – an action-adventure romantic comedy, while the second would be an outright buddy comedy," he said in an interview with Empire magazine.

He also revealed that some of his inspirations in making the sequel are Tango & Cash, a 1989 buddy cop comedy starring Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell, and 1997's Men in Black, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is a sequel to the box office smash Aquaman, DC's highest-worldwide-grossing film of all time.