Has there been an Indya Moore-shaped hole in your heart since “Pose” finished its third and final season? Yeah, me too. Luckily, they’ll be back on our screens in James Wan’s “Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom.”
Though the movie is well into filming, Wan is continuing to announce new actors and characters, including Moore. They’ll play Karshon, a character from the DC comics better known as an enemy to Green Lantern, not Aquaman.
In the comics, Karshon (aka The Shark) started life as a tiger shark — y’know, as one does — before a radioactive explosion granted them superpowers, including the ability to take human form. Shapeshifting and marine life are two of the queerest things I can think of, so I think I’ll be rooting for the villain this time around.
Moore is nonbinary, and though Karshon is traditionally a male character, the character’s gender and pronouns in the movie remain to be seen. Hopefully, DC will take the chance to bring some much-needed nonbinary representation to the superhero world following their announcement of nonbinary Flash variant Kid Quick last fall. DC’s rival Marvel has dropped the ball on this front — in March of 2020, it announced the poorly named new comic characters Snowflake and Safespace (yes, really), whose primary traits are being “woke.” Shouldn’t be hard to do better than that.
Announced alongside Moore are Randall Park, Jani Zhao, and Vincent Regan, who join the previously announced Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Dolph Lundgren, all of whom are reprising roles from the first film. Jason Momoa, of course, will also be playing the titular role of Aquaman.
“Aquaman And The Last Kingdom” will hit theaters in December 2022, when we’ll see if Moore’s Karshon is able to make a splash.