Aquaman gives us a first look at the Fisherman King, but what other kingdoms are waiting?


Aquaman may not have a trailer out yet, but these first looks of an underwater world give us plenty speculate about, including new kingdoms.

Fans of the DCEU and Aquaman now have the first look of the seven kingdoms of Atlantis. Jason Momoa isn’t here to show off his aquatic pecs (unfortunately), but we do get a glimpse of the Fisherman King’s kingdom.

Entertainment Weekly‘s exclusive preview gives us our first look at Djimon Hounsou as the Fisherman King. While not fully clear from the photo, everyone in the kingdom has fish tails instead of legs, essentially epic mermaids and mermen.

With the introduction of the Fisherman King and Aquaman’s kingdom, we wonder which other kingdoms will make an appearance in the upcoming Aquaman movie.

If you are familiar with the Aquaman comics, then you know that the three surviving kingdoms were Atlantis, Xebel, and Trench. However, according to Aquaman producer Peter Safran, “After the fall of Atlantis, some of the kingdoms evolved and some devolved.”

The Fisherman’s King’s domain seems to have clearly evolved. Per Safran’s statement, it seems the movie may veer away from the comics in terms of what happened with the seven kingdoms (and maybe even which kingdoms are part of the seven).

Back in June, we were given our first exclusive look of Aquaman with an image showing off the current king of Atlantis (Patrick Wilson’s King Orm) apparently facing off with the king of Xebel (Dolph Lundgren’s King Nereus).

This means that we are definitely going to learn about at least three aquatic kingdoms, Atlantis, Xebel, and the Fisherman King’s kingdom. Considering the Fisherman King is a brand new character for Aquaman, this leads to more potential change from the overall mythology of the character and his people.

When it comes to the comics, there are different editions that offer a new take on the mythology, including cities that would have survived following the sinking of Atlantis. Once again, Xebel remains a consistent part of the Aquaman mythology, along with the primary city of Atlantis. But other cities said to have survived include Lemuria (which could be the basis of the Fisherman King’s kingdom), Sub Diego (although the history here is a bit convoluted), and Venturia and Aurania.

Right now we know that Xebel and Atlantis are definitely going to be a part of the film. That begs the question of whether or not we will be introduced to the Trench kingdom and their unique people, or even some of the other cities that have been discussed in the comics. The Trench are said to be led by whoever possesses a weapon known as the Dead King’s Scepter. However, the comics have shown that they are also drawn to Aquaman and whoever is in charge of Atlantis. The Trench could be an interesting addition to the Aquaman solo movie, especially if this means the introduction of the Dead King’s Scepter.

If Lemuria is not the basis of the Fisherman King and his people, then perhaps this scientifically advanced city, with its blue-skinned inhabitants, would also make an interesting addition to the DCEU. Having more science in a film about people focused on saving their environment makes sense, of course. The Lemurians sound like they would know how to provide a solution or two.

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We await any new information that could be shared during Aquaman’s presence at San Diego Comic-Con this month.