Outrageous! Fans of Jason Momoa rejoice, as Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom has avoided delays from the SAG-AFTRA strike and is still set to release on December 25.
Almost every film coming down the pipeline in Hollywood is being considered for a delay due to the SAG-AFTRA strike. Previous reports have indicated that projects such as Dune: Part 2 and Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom were being eyed to be delayed into 2024. However, according to Variety, the Jason Momoa led Aquaman 2 is set to keep its December 25 release date, if insiders are to be believed.
While the SAG-AFTRA strike hasn’t been going on long, the threat of not being able to use actors to promote upcoming film is something studios are keeping an eye on. Without actors like Jason Momoa on press junkets, movies like Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom could suffer at the box office, which is why projects like Dune: Part 2 are still considering delays.
The future of the DC Universe
James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room and a unified storyline across film, television, animation and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.
Blue Beetle and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom are currently in various stages of post-production at Warner Bros. Discovery, with both DC Universe movies slated to hit theaters in 2023. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.
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