Warner Bros has recently announced new release dates for various upcoming projects. The list includes films that were supposed to hit theatres in the fourth quarter of 2023, like Dune: Part Two, The Lord of the Rings: The Ride of the Rohirrim, and Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire.

This delay has been a long time coming. Since the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes began a couple of months ago bringing the entire entertainment industry to a halt, it was heavily speculated that studios will push release dates of projects due to performance concerns.

There is but one film that has escaped the axe of delay. Jason Momoa starrer Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom will be released on its previous schedule.

Warner Bros Ignoring Strikes for Aquaman 2

Jason Momoa in Aquaman 2
Jason Momoa in Aquaman 2

Seems that the strikes, performance, and promotional activities or lack thereof weren’t considered when Aquaman 2‘s future was discussed. The film being exempt from the delay spree makes one wonder why this exception was made. But one look at the transition state DC is in is answer enough.

Black Adam, Shazam: Fury of the Gods, and The Flash aka all DC movies of the recent past have performed extremely poorly at the box office And Aquaman 2 is not expected to be the odd one out. Newly appointed co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran the DCEU as DCU and starting another franchise with Superman: Legacy which will be released in 2025.

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Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in Aquaman 2
Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in Aquaman 2

Aquaman 2, which will be the last of the DCEU not being delayed, tells that WB does not want to waste any time hitting the reset button. And want some gap between the eras.

Furthermore, the film is being boycotted in some spaces on the internet due to Amber Heard featuring in it.

Given the film is far from a promising success and has plenty of factors acting on the contrary for it, Warner Bros has wisely decided to just get it over with.

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Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom Seems to have a Fatal Fate

Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom
Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom

Even if Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom had gotten delayed, it would not have been for the first time. The Jason Momoa starrer was originally supposed to come out last year on December 16, 2022. For reasons unknown, it got delayed until March 17, 2023. Ultimately pushed back to a Christmas release this year but eventually moved back forward to December 20, 2023, which is where it currently stands.

Not that the film was very popular among fans in any way but the tumultuous state has surely caused some damage to the handful of people who would want to watch the film.

Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom is now expected to hit theatres on December 20, 2023.

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Source: The Direct

 

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