The DC Extended Universe will return to theaters this June with director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, followed by Zack Snyder’s Justice League in November. Meanwhile, on the production side of things, director James Wan is gearing up to begin filming Aquaman. The solo DCEU film headlined by Jason Momoa will mark the actor’s third time playing Arthur Curry/Aquaman after a cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and his upcoming appearance in Justice League.
Aquaman was originally slated to open in theaters in July of 2018, before it was shifted back to October 5th of that year, seemingly in response to fellow DCEU movies The Flash and The Batman hitting snags over the course of their own pre-production processes. While location scouting for Aquaman is already well-underway and filming is still expected to begin as previously-scheduled, Wan will now have a couple of extra months to get the King of the Seas’ adventure into theaters.
Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that Aquaman will now be hitting theaters on December 21, 2018. That release date was previously being semi-officially reserved for Avatar 2, so WB’s decision to shift Aquaman back was apparently motivated by James Cameron’s announcement that Avatar 2 won’t be ready by 2018, just this past week. As it stands, Sony’s untitled animated Spider-Man movie is now slated to arrive in theaters on the same day as Aquaman.