A month from now, the upcoming DC film Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom will lastly be enjoying in theaters, placing Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry again on heart stage for the primary time in 5 years (although we after all have seen him throughout that interval in Zack Snyder’s Justice League and the Peacemaker Season 1 finale). Sadly, Arthur could have a number of tragedy coming his method within the sequel. Along with it being rumored that Aquaman 2 will characteristic the loss of life of Arthur’s toddler son, the brand new trailer for The Misplaced Kingdom would possibly level in direction of his father perishing as properly, which followers have been speculating would possibly occur.
As seen within the above preview, there’s a component the place Aquaman arrives on the burning stays of his father’s house. Thomas Curry, reprised by Temuera Morrison (one of many many members of The Misplaced Kingdom’s forged) informs his son that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II’s Black Manta took “Junior,” i.e. Arthur’s son/Thomas’ grandson, as Manta wants the kid, who has the royal bloodline inside him, for his sinister plan. Thomas additionally appears to be like severely injured, so considered one of two issues might occur. One, it may be doable for Arthur or his mom, Nicole Kidman’s Atlanna, to get Thomas right down to Atlantis so he may be handled with the underwater kingdom’s superior know-how. Two, his accidents show deadly and he dies after informing Arthur about what occurred to the newborn.
To be honest, Thomas Curry dying can be unprecedented. Shortly after the primary Aquaman film was launched, I speculated that he won’t be secure within the subsequent film given DC Comics’ New 52 mythology. Within the revamped continuity that lasted from 2011 to 2016, Black Manta got here to Thomas’ home to safe a pattern of Arthur’s blood on behalf of Dr. Stephen Shin. Thomas got here head to head with the helmeted villain and tried to guard his son, however suffered a coronary heart assault within the course of and died just a few days later. A vengeful Arthur then tracked down Manta to kill him, solely he realized that he unintentionally killed Manta’s personal father as an alternative, thus igniting their feud.
Provided that this can be a 12 months the place we watched Barry Allen’s mom Nora being fatally stabbed in The Flash and Jaime Reyes’ father Alberto endure his personal deadly coronary heart assault in Blue Beetle, I wouldn’t be shocked if Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom follows swimsuit and kills off Arthur Curry. Once more, this is able to be pulled immediately from the supply materials, and since Aquaman revealed that Atlanna was nonetheless be alive, I don’t see her dying for actual in The Misplaced Kingdom. Frankly, I additionally put extra inventory in Thomas dying over the newborn being killed by Black Manta, regardless that that hails from the comics too. Exhibiting the demise of an toddler in a PG-13 superhero film would arguably be too intense, however completely taking his dad off the desk can be par for the course with these sorts of tales.
We’ll study what fates holds in retailer for Thomas Curry when Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom hits theaters on December 20. In the meantime, stream Aquaman and the opposite DC films so as together with your Max subscription.