By Bryan Martin
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has decided to push the release date of the upcoming Aquaman solo film from October 5, 2018 to December 21, 2018. This may seem like bad news considering all of the other issues DC films have had lately, but this could actually be a sign of faith in the movie, starring Jason Momoa as the titular ruler of Atlantis.
Aquaman's new release date is one previously held by Avatar 2, the follow up to James Cameron's wildly successful 3D film. Plus, over the past two years, Star Wars has ruled the holiday box office. However, Disney has decided to release the upcoming Han Solo spinoff in May (instead of December). Now, Warner Bros. has taken advantage of the vacancy.
While a delay can be a real bummer, we still have Wonder Woman and Justice League to look forward to this year. Meanwhile, it doesn't look like The Batman or The Flash will be ready until 2019. However, according to Collider, there are talks of fast-tracking other in-development projects. That method has failed DC in the past (Suicide Squad?), and it may turn out to be beneficial for DC and Warner Bros. to take this pause in their schedule to reevaluate where they are going with their shared universe.
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