Aquaman Has an Official Release Date Now

Saturday, 03 December 2016 - 2:04PM
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Aquaman
Saturday, 03 December 2016 - 2:04PM
Aquaman Has an Official Release Date Now
Though the DCEU has gotten off to a rocky start, Warner Bros. is still pushing forward with a lot of really intriguing ideas. One of which is a Jason Momoa led Aquaman standalone film, which had been tentatively planned for a 2018 release. Now, however, the King of Atlantis has officially been slated to debut on the big screen on October 5th, 2018.

Momoa made his first appearance in the DCEU in a Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice cameo, and while he may have looked awesome, it probably wasn't the most thoroughly thought out scene in the film (he's noticeably holding his breath). He's currently set to appear in 2017's Justice League, which is now just a little under a year away from a premiere of its own. As the team member who's arguably the hardest to sell, early footage and information seem to imply that he'll be given one of the largest roles in the movie, and his love interest and Queen, Mera (played by Amber Heard), is set to debut alongside him.

It was previously thought that Aquaman would premiere a bit earlier, such as in July 2018. October isn't too far of a push back, and it would make sense if this is part of a larger rescheduling going on at Warner Bros. due to recent setbacks on The Flash, which was planned for a March 2018 release. Perhaps The Flash is getting pushed to Aquaman's old spot? It's too early to tell for sure, but the probability of The Flash getting another release date as well is very, very high.      

It's still early in the game for the DCEU, and if Geoff Johns and company succeed with the course corrections they're making, Warner Bros. could still pull of a critically successful shared universe, instead of just a financially successful one. Here's to hoping.
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