Aquaman 2 has been postponed, after having being pushed back; now, instead of opening in theatres in March, it will do so around Christmas 2023. Warner Bros. concluded its merger with Discovery to become Warner Bros. Discovery earlier this year, so 2022 has seen a lot of change for the company. As they are reorganising the new firm, Warner Bros. Discovery has been making news frequently due to significant layoffs and significant cancellations across their film and TV slate. That has started to influence their DCEU films as well, as evidenced by the highly contentious decision to terminate HBO Max’s Batgirl movie despite having finished principal photography.
The studio began moving around some of its major upcoming DC films, including as Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, before the merger was entirely completed. The sequel, directed by James Wan and starring Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, a.k.a. Aquaman, was swiftly approved after the 2018 movie became a critical and commercial hit. Before Shazam! forced a postponement to March 17, 2023, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom was originally scheduled to open in theatres on December 16, 2022. Fury of the Gods is occupying its former position.
However, history is once again repeating itself as Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will now arrive on December 25, 2018, rather than March 20, 2023, as reported by Deadline.
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