‘Aquaman’ Official Release Date Confirmed For 2018

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Warner Bros. has moved its standalone Aquaman film starring Jason Momoa from the summer blockbuster window to a fall release in 2018.

Previously slated for a July 27, 2018 rollout — Aquaman will now open on October 5 of that year (previously believed to be reserved for an untitled DC/Warner Bros. film).

This was the timeframe speculated for the standalone Batman film starring Ben Affleck, which means said project might be pushed back for a spring 2019 release. Though it’s possible (if rather unlikely) Warner Bros. could have “The Batman” in mind for Aquaman‘s July 27, 2018 spot, especially if shooting really begins as early as spring 2017.

The Flash (starring Ezra Miller) is still slated for a March 16, 2018 release date, maintaining the DCEU’s steady “two-films-per-year” strategy that seems to be unfolding. Other superhero flicks set for 2018 include Black Panther (February 16), Avengers:Infinity War (May 4), Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6), Alita: Battle Angel (July 20), and Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie (December 21).

More to come as this is story is breaking.

Source: Deadline

Jon Negroni

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  • Mason Kennedy

    Jason Mamoa’s aunt and uncle use to mow my/our lawn!!

  • trigger mike

    Lol avoiding that summer competition like woooh. Bet this film gets pushed back to nevary the 33rd year 8000.

    Lol dceu be like after the embaressment of 2016 let’s a avoid marvel as much as possible..

    2017
    Wonder Woman
    Justice League

    2018
    Uhh….
    Uhh…..
    Uhh……

    2019
    Ummm….
    Umm…..
    Ummm..

    2020
    ………….
    …………………….
    …………………….. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/185470a4d67a6a8c2512f75426418e6df6c482a550fedc5e9e77cc79c33e1c1c.gif

  • CinemaConFan

    I’m surprised so many outlets haven’t understood this yet, but I’ll lay it out here:

    The Flash (or any other DC movie) at this point will NOT be released in March 2018. That has actually been the case since July 2016…when Warner Bros announced that the reimagining of Tomb Raider is coming on March 16, 2018 (which used to be a reserved date for an untitled DC movie…widely believed to be The Flash).

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/studio/chart/?view2=upcoming&view=company&studio=warnerbros.htm

    http://variety.com/2016/film/news/tomb-raider-release-date-alicia-vikander-1201810114/

    • Justin Jules

      Dude, you should write for HH. You broke that down wonderfully.

      • CinemaConFan

        Thanks man! Attention to detail is everything.

    • Jon Negroni

      The reason we’re still convinced Flash is getting the March 2018 release date is because Ezra Miller has said himself that production is underway “this year.” Which means shooting will start by the end of 2017 at the latest for either a spring release (most likely) or that midsummer spot (also likely, but not as much). A 2019 release date just doesn’t make sense at this point.

  • Antonio

    The DCEU has not done a good job setting up its universe at all. Man of Steel was a great way to start but why jump into BvS as the next film without establishing Batman first. Wonder Woman was completely shoehorned into BvS the same Spider-Man was shoehorned into Civil War, neither of them served any purpose to the profession to the films other than to say “oh look I’m Wonder Woman/Spider-Man”. We should’ve gotten a Man of Steel sequel introducing Lex Luthor then a solo Batman film that’s not an origin story but instead focuses on Batman’s concerns with Superman and how much damage he causes. The end of Batman could’ve been Bruce and Amanda meeting with a vague reference to The Joker or Lex Luthor then we cut to the Arkham Asylum and we see Harley Quinn. The Justice League movie should’ve had Doomsday as the villain and had Superman sacrifice himself and we see in the Justice League sequel, the members are broken and depressed after Superman’a death but he didn’t die, he just faked his death because he felt he couldn’t protect the Earth and he was causing too much damage in the process

    • SAMURAI36

      I don’t agree with anything you just said, but why are you using THIS thread for that commentary dump? What does any of that have to do with Aquaman being moved?

      • Antonio

        It has a lot to do with it. WB keeps pushing its DC films ad keeps reshooting them for fear of failure, instead of making truly great DC films, they’re too busy trying to compete with Disney and the MCU. Just allow the directors and writers to make the films they want and they’ll be fine. Disney has the final say so but it does allow the directors and writers some degree of creative control. WB is now afraid of having another critical flop on its hands and they haven’t done anything to build up momentum for Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg within the general public and that should be there focus at this point. Establishing their films within a shared universe that has a shared time continuity instead of just films out there to compete with Disney and the MCU’s team up films

        • SAMURAI36

          I’m fine with people not liking what DC does, as I’m not a fan of what Marvel does. But nothing you’ve said here, not only makes any sense, but also doesn’t bear any truth.

          All you’ve espoused here, is the fake anti-DC narrative that continually gets spread around the internet, while even adding to that narrative with your own biases.

          For instance, you said:

          WB is now afraid of having another critical flop on its hands and they haven’t done anything to build up momentum for Aquaman, Flash and Cyborg within the general public and that should be there focus at this point.

          This is completely false, on multiple levels.

          1) Why on earth would they be “building momentum” for films that won’t be coming for another 2-3 years? Since you seem to view Marvel/Disney as the “standard”, where is the build up for Captain Marvel, or the next Ant-Man films?

          2) In case you haven’t been paying attention, those characters WILL be showcased, in the JL film. Pray-tell, in your infinite wisdom, how should they be “building up momentum”, when they movie they are slated to be in, is only less than a year away?

          Here’s the reality:

          Since you are attempting to compare WB/DC to Disney Marvel, certain DC characters don’t need “momentum” that most Marvel characters need. Flash is already a household name. To some extent, so is Aquaman. Your point MIGHT have some weight, as it pertains to Cyborg, but he’s also had a presence within DC multimedia for more than a decade.

          The point being, most of DC’s characters are already established brands, unlike most of Marvel’s. Marvel needed/s to lay the ground work for their marquis characters, because besides Spiderman, they had no marguis characters on the cinematic or even multimedia level.

          Further, Cyborg is the 10th (possibly 12th) film on the DCEU slate. We’re only on film #4.

          Also, the most frustrating thing for me, when it comes to the perception from Marvel fans, is that they expect a Marvelized version of DC. DC has never once promised that. If you want DC to do what Marvel is doing, then you should just stick with Marvel, since they are already giving you what you want, in the way you want it. Let DC do something else, and find their own success.

          Another thing that bugs me, is the false equivalents. You want to compare DC right now, to Marvel right now, when both franchises are not in the same place at the moment. Because of the typical Marvel fan’s selective memory, you can’t seem to recall the first slew of MCU films, that were mediocre at best, and forgettable at worst. Soft reboots, pathetic villains, swapping out actors, and pitiful box office returns for 5 WHOLE FILMS.

          However, Marvel fans give them the breadth they needed to figure things out, and build their path to success. Yet, those same people can’t give DC the same space, even after only 3 films, despite the fact that not only has DC grossed more in those first 3 films than than Marvel did in their first FIVE, but each of those DC films has grossed more than 80-90% of all Marvel films to date (both Disney and non-Disney).

          In short, all you’re doing, is demonstrating bias and hypocrisy. I’d tell you to present a more balanced view, but we both know you’re not going to do that.

          • Antonio

            You’re clearly just so anti-Marvel that anytime someone gives some simple objective and subjective criticism of DC, you get defensive so there’s really no point in debating with you. The Flash has lost 2 directors over creative differences within a year, BvS and SS had push backs and reshoot as because WB wanted more jokes and less violence, clearly trying to compete with the MCU’s more family oriented formula. WB should allow DC characters to exist how they exist and stop rehashing things because they feel suburban housewives won’t take their 10 year olds to see the movies.

          • SAMURAI36

            You’re clearly just so anti-Marvel that anytime someone gives some simple objective and subjective criticism of DC, you get defensive so there’s really no point in debating with you.

            1) I could easily twist those words around, and they would just as easily apply to you. You do realize that, yes?

            2) I didn’t realize this was a “debate”. You made erroneous statements, and I corrected them.

            The Flash has lost 2 directors over creative differences within a year,

            So what? Movies lose and gain directors all the time. How many directors and actors have your precious Marvel films lost?

            BvS and SS had push backs and reshoot as because WB wanted more jokes and less violence, clearly trying to compete with the MCU’s more family oriented formula.

            You just made ALL of this up. Not only that, but you’re just espousing what you’ve read on the internet, despite it having been DEBUNKED more than once.

            I won’t even bother posting the links where directors, actors, etc have all refuted this nonsense claims. Go do the homework for yourself.

            But we both know you won’t, because you’re comfortable believing whatever you wanna believe. Good luck with that.

            WB should allow DC characters to exist how they exist and stop rehashing things because they feel suburban housewives won’t take their 10 year olds to see the movies.

            With ridiculous ad hominems like this, you have some nerve to criticize someone else’s bias. Try harder.

          • Antonio

            The fact you assume I’m this die hard fan further proves my point that you’re so anti-Marvel that any time someone criticizes DC even in the slightest bit, you have to go on a Marvel rant. Clearly if I was some deluded Marvel fan I wouldn’t have recognized how shoehorned Spider-Man was in Civil War or how family oriented the MCU’s films, clearly my original comment was made to state MY OPINION as a comic book and movie fan of how I feel about the DCEU, you’re just too busy trying to find any reason to use this as another time to bash Marvel seeing as how I didn’t bash DC, I was bashing WB for not allowing these characters to flourish how fans want to them. I could post on here the dozens upon dozens are interviews and articles I have from both Marvel and DC executives but for someone like you, it still wouldn’t matter would it because your mind is just so fixated on being “anti-Marvel”

          • Chris Schroeder

            Not disagreeing, just adding that I think the reason those 3 grossed as much as Marvel’s first 5 has a lot to do with the fact we’re in a pinnacle of comic book movies, whereas when Iron Man 1, 2 and Thor came out it was a relatively new thing with non-household name characters.

          • SAMURAI36

            The reason why that logic doesn’t work for me, is because:

            1) If that were the case, then all the X-Men films would be making a killing at the box office, and they’re not. Only Deadpool is in the winner’s category. The rest… I wouldn’t say they are flops, but they are definitely only barely crossing the finish line.

            2) Not everything that Disney/Marvel is doing is pure gold either. The only MCU films that broke the bank, were the Avengers films (which I count Silly War as Avengers 2.5), IM3, and GOTG. The films beyond that were mediocre in quality box office and reception at best.

            3) Keep in mind, that the TDK trilogy was a monster, and it came out during the early stages of the MCU, and it had no problems in any category.

        • SAMURAI36

          Also, instead of assuming the worst, why not try looking at the big picture?

          The Batman solo film is projected to come out in 2018, so this move could facilitate that.

    • Justin Jules

      Ignore Sammy. He doesnt know the correlation between your disappointment about the lack of organisation from DCEU and Aquaman being moved from its initial release date.

      • Antonio

        Trust me I know, if he did he wouldn’t have responded the way he did. He’s an idiot

        • SAMURAI36

          For the record, I did in fact understand your “correlation”, for the illiterate folks on here. I even commented on it at the very start of my comments.

          But thanx for giving me the precise reason I needed to block you, so you can give high five’s with that other person, since I have him blocked as well.

          • Marquis de Sade

            Gosh, you’re such a bytttch-azzz. LOL!

  • flavortang

    Yessssssss. James Wan, I hope you give us some truly horrifying Lovecraftian terror with the Aquaman movie. I want to see a new, scarier side of the DCEU.