James Wan has opened up about the delay in the release of his upcoming superhero movie “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” The Jason Momoa-directed DC movie was previously scheduled for release on March 17, 2023. Now it will be released on December 25, 2023. The move is the result of the ongoing restructuring of Warner Bros. between Warner Bros and Discovery. Company boss David Zaslav earlier said DC movie ownership was one of his top priorities and also announced a 10-year plan for the DC movie universe.
Wan, while sharing the new release date on his Instagram account, shared concept art images of the film and said, “I’m a bit superstitious and I love that it’s a December release like the premiere! Here’s a little peek at some of the artwork in the big epic world we’re creating, and I need time to get it right. These images barely scratch the surface of this movie (have yet to even showed the weird and wonderful characters and creatures of this world). I can’t wait to show, but you have to wait a little longer ;)”
“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” continues the story of Momoa’s titular half-human, half-Atlantean superhero, whose real name is Arthur Curry, after the events of 2018’s “Aquaman.” superhero came into conflict with his half-brother and the reigning king of the underwater kingdom Atlantis, who wanted to wage war on the surface world. The film also featured Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Nicole Kidman and became the most successful DC film to date in terms of box office returns, grossing $1.148 billion. dollars out of a budget of approximately $160 million. .
Besides Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, and Nicole Kidman are also returning for the sequel.
Ben Affleck will also reprise the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in the film. Momoa confirmed the same earlier in a video he shared on his Instagram profile.