‘Aquaman’ Leapfrogs Over ‘Dark Knight Rises’ As Top DC Film Overseas

Well, it was just a matter of time. Just a few days ago, it was reported that James Wan’s Aquaman was on the verge of overtaking Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises as the highest grossing DC film overseas. And now, a few days later, here we are as, according to projections and reports from Deadline the latest DCEU film has now become the king of the overseas box market for DC films.

Still reigning king at the box office, Aquaman managed to reel in $649.3 million overseas with a grand global total of $887.6 million. And combined with how well the film is doing both domestically and overseas when Aquaman’s box office run has come to a close at the theater, those numbers will look even better. Given how the film has managed to eclipse prior DCEU films, including former reigning champion Batman v Superman, to surpass The Dark Knight Rises is no small feat. In fact, it’s a feat fit for a king.

But, as you know, Aquaman isn’t done just yet. In fact, $900 million is not too far off. The film has already managed to also pass the likes of Venom and Thor: Ragnarok as well, so there are still many other comic-based films that Aquaman could swim past on its way to that coveted $1 billion mark. It’s a success not just for James Wan and those involved with the film, but no doubt for the folks at Warner Bros. Not merely for how well Aquaman did, but how audiences responded to the film in comparison to 2017’s Justice League.

At this rate, though, how high do you think Aquaman will go? It’s managed to top The Dark Knight Rises, so what else do you believe it could overtake? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Nicole Kidman.

Aquaman is in theaters now.

Source: Deadline

DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters

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Doom PatrolAlong with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.

In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.

You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".

Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.

Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.

Here is the synopsis for the show:

“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”

Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.

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