Aquaman, directed by James Wan is the next entrant in DCEU getting his standalone movie after he appeared in Justice League. While Justice League didn’t go well with fans and critics alike. And with Wonder Woman only carrying the weight of the DCEU’s fate, Aquaman is the only hope of DC. Batman’s future unpredictable as is, Aquaman’s release is a must success on which DC is relying.
In the San Diego Comic Con, the much-awaited trailer was released and fans were hyped up after they saw the trailer, which is good news for DC. And after that Warner Bros. have been pressing the accelerator on the marketing of the movie.
The original release date for the movie was 21st December 2018. But there was a lot of talk about the date as there were four major movie releases’ on that date – Aquaman, Transformers prequel spinoff Bumblebee; the John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell comedy Holmes & Watson, and Alita: Battle Angel. Fans were wondering who was going to shift the release date but it never happened as all of them wanted to battle it out. But recently, Warner Bros. quietly shifted their release date a week at least outside the U.S. With the hype in their favour, it seems Warner Bros. didn’t want to take a chance on the battle out the situation on 21st December.
Reddit user awhite14 shared that in Australia, Aquaman’s release was rescheduled to 13th December rather than 21st. This news sparked a chain reaction which led to fans starting in on the conversation and said that the same thing happened in the U.K., as was previously reported. Yet another claimed that Warner Bros. also moved the release date in Thailand and Russia, a suggestion backed up by other online sources, such as IMDB.
It’s unclear about the domestic U.S. release as well with previous reports claiming that Warner Bros. is aware of the stiff competition that Aquaman will face if it sticks with its current release date stateside.
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