Paramount Pictures just announced that Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 6 will be released on July 28, 2018. If that date sounds familiar, it’s because Warner Bros. already announced Jason Momoa’s Aquaman for that day.
This isn’t the first time a major action movie has tried to take on DC Comics. Transformers 5 put itself on Wonder Woman’s original release date, prompting Warner Bros. to move up Gal Gadot’s solo superhero movie to avoid losing revenue against those cool cars.
Now the question arises… will Warner Bros. move Aquaman away from Tom Cruise and Mission: Impossible 6? The last two Mission: Impossible movies have been very successful, both grossing nearly $700 million worldwide.
My guess is that Aquaman’s release date will move. Partly because of Mission: Impossible 6, but also because of the drama surrounding The Flash. With no director, that movie probably isn’t going to come out in March 2018 anymore. I’m not sure if Aquaman will be moved up quite that far, but I would expect to hear a new release date soon. In fact, everything after Justice League could change. Here’s our current upcoming schedule:
- Wonder Woman – June 2, 2017
- Justice League Part One – November 17, 2017
- The Flash – March 16, 2018
- Aquaman – July 27, 2018
- Untitled Movie – October 5, 2018
- Shazam – April 5, 2019
- Justice League Part Two – June 14, 2019
- Untitled Movie – November 1, 2019
- Cyborg – April 3, 2020
- Green Lantern – June 19, 2020
Do you think Warner Bros. will move Aquaman away from Mission: Impossible 6 to maximize profits? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.