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James Wan & Jason Momoa's Aquaman swims toward a Christmas 2018 release

03.16.2017

If you were looking to guzzle some black label whiskey and swim with the dolphins while gazing into the mascaraed eyes of Jason Momoa's AQUAMAN, you're going to have to wait just a little bit longer as the film has been delayed from its original October 2018 release date to December 21, 2018. The Cliff's Notes version of why this is happening is that because James Cameron's AVATAR 2 won't be ready on time (shock and awe overwhelms the senses), James Wan's aquatic super hero adventure flick will be taking its place.

AQUAMAN stars GAME OF THRONES alum Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, the friend-to-all-fish super hero who can command schools of man-eating sharks and is known to be romantically entwined with DC Comic's Ariel with an attitude, Mera (Amber Heard). Joining Momoa and Heard for the film will be Willem Dafoe as Curry's adviser and scientist friend Dr. Vulko, Patrick Wilson who step into the role of Aquaman's villainous half-brother, Orm, and THE GET DOWN actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as the evil Black Manta.

AQUAMAN now opens on December 21, 2018 in theaters everywhere.

 

Extra Tidbit: Funnily enough, Arthur Curry has been known to dine on seafood from time to time. Sacrilege!
Source: deadline

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8:49AM on 03/17/2017
dcnfrost is a cunt.
dcnfrost is a cunt.
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2:17PM on 03/17/2017
lol agreed.
lol agreed.
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9:15PM on 03/16/2017
If this was pushed back a year I'd be worried, but this is two months, just so they can pick up the now empty Christmas spot that's proven to be profitable for a big films (Star Wars, Avatar). Movies don't have to come out as soon as they're finished editing; they sit on a shelf to be strategically released. If anything this will give them a little extra time to polish what I'm sure will be a lot of underwater VFX. Avatar leaving and Han Solo deciding to open in the summer left a gaping hole in
If this was pushed back a year I'd be worried, but this is two months, just so they can pick up the now empty Christmas spot that's proven to be profitable for a big films (Star Wars, Avatar). Movies don't have to come out as soon as they're finished editing; they sit on a shelf to be strategically released. If anything this will give them a little extra time to polish what I'm sure will be a lot of underwater VFX. Avatar leaving and Han Solo deciding to open in the summer left a gaping hole in the Christmas release calendar, and DC jumped on it. This is a smart move.
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10:16PM on 03/16/2017
exactly. All these anti dc idiots are acting like the movie has been delayed. the filming starts in a month, it hasn't been delayed, theyre just jumping on a massively juicy release window.
exactly. All these anti dc idiots are acting like the movie has been delayed. the filming starts in a month, it hasn't been delayed, theyre just jumping on a massively juicy release window.
9:05PM on 03/16/2017
Aquaman is a completely unproven concept, coming from a franchise that is universally panned and loathed, audiences, and critics alike. Aquaman is gonna need to open up on a weekend with no competition in order to get that huge opening weekend money, cuz as we all know from DC films, they sink like a tank after opening weekend. That's why Christmas makes no sense to me at all. Aquamans gonna get hacked by spiderman, if not the first weekend, defnintely every weekend after that, and mary
Aquaman is a completely unproven concept, coming from a franchise that is universally panned and loathed, audiences, and critics alike. Aquaman is gonna need to open up on a weekend with no competition in order to get that huge opening weekend money, cuz as we all know from DC films, they sink like a tank after opening weekend. That's why Christmas makes no sense to me at all. Aquamans gonna get hacked by spiderman, if not the first weekend, defnintely every weekend after that, and mary poppins is gonna close its casket, if they release it on Christmas they're gonna maybe crack 200 mill stateside if theyre lucky, but the moneys gonna be overseas from China, you got James Wan who directed FF7, and lets not forget about the mermaid grossing 500 mill in china alone, so the movies gonna be saved by overseas, we'll see.
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10:17PM on 03/16/2017
"coming from a franchise that is universally panned and loathed, audiences, and critics alike"

almost 900 million with BvS 2.3 Billion in 3 movies. yes clearly universally panned by fans. It's only panned by the vocal minority who a year later still are getting their tits in a twist.
"coming from a franchise that is universally panned and loathed, audiences, and critics alike"

almost 900 million with BvS 2.3 Billion in 3 movies. yes clearly universally panned by fans. It's only panned by the vocal minority who a year later still are getting their tits in a twist.
11:22PM on 03/16/2017
Alright, let me try and explain this to you...Man of steel was a let down in terms of total gross, its did 660 million on a 225 million dollar budget, not including P&A, so it definitely wasn't a win, the studio was lucky it sold over 100 million dollars worth of ad space before the movie even opened. But Superman I will forgive, because its had a rocky past, and hasn't really had a monster hit since the first Superman in the 70's. Now Batman is an entirely different story, not to mention,
Alright, let me try and explain this to you...Man of steel was a let down in terms of total gross, its did 660 million on a 225 million dollar budget, not including P&A, so it definitely wasn't a win, the studio was lucky it sold over 100 million dollars worth of ad space before the movie even opened. But Superman I will forgive, because its had a rocky past, and hasn't really had a monster hit since the first Superman in the 70's. Now Batman is an entirely different story, not to mention, HE'S VERSING SUPERMAN...this should have made AT LEAST A BILLION, when you think of all the marvel movies that have cracked a billion, god damn iron man made more then this, the point is you have two of the most powerhouse comic book characters on screen to do battle and...it falls FLAT. It does 800 million barely, when marvel movies, and deadpool (which didn't even open in china) passed it with ease. They messed up what possibly could have been the greatest superhero movie of all time, and it WAS A DUD. Dead on arrival, the most flimsy no stakes plot of all time, coupled with wooden performances across the board, editing that made no sense, just a flat out embarrasement. Why do you think their retooling the hell out of their next solo Batman?? its cuz they know they fucked up, Ben affeck knows, the only people that don't know are you.
12:43AM on 03/17/2017
All I see is you talking out of your ass making claims as if you were sitting in the office at WB. Which clearly, you weren't.
All I see is you talking out of your ass making claims as if you were sitting in the office at WB. Which clearly, you weren't.
8:52PM on 03/16/2017
Oh man lol, this movies going the route of Assassins Creed at this point

LOL DC BLOWS!
Oh man lol, this movies going the route of Assassins Creed at this point

LOL DC BLOWS!
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10:38PM on 03/16/2017
must be exhausting posting multiple times on multiple articles all day every day about a franchise you don't enjoy. You know most people don't spend their days on the twilight message boards.
must be exhausting posting multiple times on multiple articles all day every day about a franchise you don't enjoy. You know most people don't spend their days on the twilight message boards.
11:27PM on 03/16/2017
DC
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DC
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6:46PM on 03/16/2017
Seems weird to me to release a movie like that in the middle of winter. It's tropical and sunny and shit. Perfect for summer. Same deal as Moana.
Seems weird to me to release a movie like that in the middle of winter. It's tropical and sunny and shit. Perfect for summer. Same deal as Moana.
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8:55PM on 03/16/2017
I know, they're definitely gonna movie it again though, I guarantee it, this movie needs an august release, I have a feeling this is gonna enormous business in China and Japan though, its one of the reasons they wanted Wan as well, he can bring in 300-400 million from China alone from this movie.
I know, they're definitely gonna movie it again though, I guarantee it, this movie needs an august release, I have a feeling this is gonna enormous business in China and Japan though, its one of the reasons they wanted Wan as well, he can bring in 300-400 million from China alone from this movie.
10:20PM on 03/16/2017
that is the dumbest logic ive ever heard. the movie is sunny and tropical so it should be released in the summer. Damn you're right. Rogue one should have been a summer release. Also Avatar as well.
that is the dumbest logic ive ever heard. the movie is sunny and tropical so it should be released in the summer. Damn you're right. Rogue one should have been a summer release. Also Avatar as well.
6:38PM on 03/16/2017

Never fails

Another DCEU article another batch of people in the comment section bitching and complaining about it.
Another DCEU article another batch of people in the comment section bitching and complaining about it.
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6:47PM on 03/16/2017
Because their movies have sucked. Bring Nolan back.
Because their movies have sucked. Bring Nolan back.
8:56PM on 03/16/2017
lol we're complaining cuz the movies suck, make a good movie and I wont complain
lol we're complaining cuz the movies suck, make a good movie and I wont complain
8:56PM on 03/16/2017
lol we're complaining cuz the movies suck, make a good movie and I wont complain
lol we're complaining cuz the movies suck, make a good movie and I wont complain
10:23PM on 03/16/2017
nope sorry, the movies are good, theyre just not what YOU want. MoS and BvS are great. SS was subpar but ok. Get your head out of your ass dcnfrost
nope sorry, the movies are good, theyre just not what YOU want. MoS and BvS are great. SS was subpar but ok. Get your head out of your ass dcnfrost
11:23PM on 03/16/2017
Nope, sorry, movies are terrible, absolute dog shit, a disgrace to
Nope, sorry, movies are terrible, absolute dog shit, a disgrace to
11:23PM on 03/16/2017
Nope, sorry, movies are terrible, absolute dog shit, a disgrace to comic
Nope, sorry, movies are terrible, absolute dog shit, a disgrace to comic
6:32PM on 03/16/2017

Wan is going to back out soon, he already stated he never meant for this to be pushed back so many times

Wan signed on a long time ago and wanted his movie to start filming by now. He can't do ANYTHING but wait for this shit to be in production so he might actually leave if they don't start filming soon. Also, this movie doesn't stand a chance against Spiderman, Mary Poppins or Mortal Engines. If Han Solo gets pushed back (as expected, to keep the holiday season Star Wars consistent) then all of those movies are screwed. But right now Mary Poppins and Spidey are the surefire money makers for kids
Wan signed on a long time ago and wanted his movie to start filming by now. He can't do ANYTHING but wait for this shit to be in production so he might actually leave if they don't start filming soon. Also, this movie doesn't stand a chance against Spiderman, Mary Poppins or Mortal Engines. If Han Solo gets pushed back (as expected, to keep the holiday season Star Wars consistent) then all of those movies are screwed. But right now Mary Poppins and Spidey are the surefire money makers for kids and adults.
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7:40PM on 03/16/2017
Not sure your correct regarding Spidey or Mortal Engines. Mary Poppins will be huge yes but the other 2 is not even close to guaranteed
Not sure your correct regarding Spidey or Mortal Engines. Mary Poppins will be huge yes but the other 2 is not even close to guaranteed
8:14PM on 03/16/2017
"he already stated he never meant for this to be pushed back so many times"

pretty sure he never said that.
"he already stated he never meant for this to be pushed back so many times"

pretty sure he never said that.
5:33PM on 03/16/2017

If Wan backs out...

It'll be the fourth solo DC flick with a director to do so. Think about the absurdity of that for a second.

I have more faith in Wan than any of the DC directors, past or present. So if he backs out I'm thinking it's no longer up for debate that the DC universe is a complete catastrophe
It'll be the fourth solo DC flick with a director to do so. Think about the absurdity of that for a second.

I have more faith in Wan than any of the DC directors, past or present. So if he backs out I'm thinking it's no longer up for debate that the DC universe is a complete catastrophe
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5:23PM on 03/16/2017
Sounds good to me. I dont blame them for moving it to the Holiday season since Avatar 2 was delayed.
Sounds good to me. I dont blame them for moving it to the Holiday season since Avatar 2 was delayed.
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5:21PM on 03/16/2017
Doesn't that mean it'll be opening against the Han Solo movie? I get that's not the same thing as opening against a main episode in the series, but still good luck to anything that wants to try to compete against Star Wars.
Doesn't that mean it'll be opening against the Han Solo movie? I get that's not the same thing as opening against a main episode in the series, but still good luck to anything that wants to try to compete against Star Wars.
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5:31PM on 03/16/2017
Han Solo is still slated for a May release 2018 (for now) will see if that changes. I know the rumor mill but as of now the official website and all press releases state May 2018. So with Avatar out of the way, it's a massive tentpole right in the Xmas season. WB would only do that if they were pretty damn sure Star Wars wasn't gonna release the same week.
Han Solo is still slated for a May release 2018 (for now) will see if that changes. I know the rumor mill but as of now the official website and all press releases state May 2018. So with Avatar out of the way, it's a massive tentpole right in the Xmas season. WB would only do that if they were pretty damn sure Star Wars wasn't gonna release the same week.
6:34PM on 03/16/2017
Rogue One was supposed to come out in April 2016 and had a lot of coverage about it until only a few months before when it was pushed back. If Han Solo is going to be pushed back, it won't be until the end of this year. 2018 is a long ways off still...
Rogue One was supposed to come out in April 2016 and had a lot of coverage about it until only a few months before when it was pushed back. If Han Solo is going to be pushed back, it won't be until the end of this year. 2018 is a long ways off still...
4:52PM on 03/16/2017

More red flags from DC

Here we go again with delays and setbacks. Blaming "Avatar" seems like a cover up to me.
Here we go again with delays and setbacks. Blaming "Avatar" seems like a cover up to me.
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5:30PM on 03/16/2017
wait what? are your reading comprehension skills poor? They are taking the spot because it's left open by Avatar so they see it as an opportunity. They aren't BLAMING Avatar in the slightest.
wait what? are your reading comprehension skills poor? They are taking the spot because it's left open by Avatar so they see it as an opportunity. They aren't BLAMING Avatar in the slightest.
11:26PM on 03/16/2017
The_ConMan, you sound like John Podesta, Aquaman is gonna stink & sink.
The_ConMan, you sound like John Podesta, Aquaman is gonna stink & sink.
12:45AM on 03/17/2017
and you sound like an idiot, plain and simple.
and you sound like an idiot, plain and simple.
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