James W has confirmed why Warner Bros. chose to postpone Jason Momoa’s highly anticipated Aquarius follow-up.
Despite of the batter Warner Bros. hit the box office on opening weekend, deciding to postpone several high-profile DC movies until 2023. The bombshell announcement sparked waves of fandoms meditating on why the studio would be pushing several guaranteed blockbusters. While it’s hard to tell why every movie from The flash nasty Black Adam (still slated for later this year) were pushed, director James Wan has confirmed why Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom won’t make it to its scheduled December date.
On Facebook, director James W admitted that he was grateful he was given extra time to get to the Aquarius sequel, which he is currently working on from home.
Collider’s Steven Wintraub responded to the post by discussing how he thought the film’s delay was likely due to VFX-related issues. Wan (via The Direct) responded to Weintraub’s comment, revealing how he would love the originally planned Christmas shoot, but couldn’t make it because shooting didn’t finish until January.
Weintraub: “I thought the release date shift was related to VFX. I’ve heard that every movie and every show is getting very close to the release date with final pictures.”
Wan: “Honestly I couldn’t make it to the December release as much as I love the Christmas lock. I literally just finished shooting, 2 months ago, in January.”
Here’s the synopsis for it Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom†
When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman must forge an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis and the world from irreversible destruction.
Directed by James Wan, the upcoming sequel stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Orm/Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Temuera Morrison as Arthur Curry, Randall Park as Dr. Stephen Shin, Vincent Regan as Atlan, Jani Zaho as Stingray, Indya Moore as Karshon and Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbæk in an unknown role.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit theaters on March 17, 2023. Stay tuned for all the latest on director James Wan’s upcoming DC sequel, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.