Aquaman, DC’s lone 2018 film release, just took a huge step closer to its December release date. Earlier this week Director James Wan made the announcement via his Instagram that the film is 100% complete. Bringing Arthur Curry to the big screen has taken Wan over two years, so the announcement that film is officially ready for the public is a pretty big deal, especially considering the reputation Warner Bros. has for meddling with its films months before their releases. Perhaps it’s a sign of DC productions being more hands-off, as production on Aquaman has gone pretty smoothly without any reports of extensive plot changes or reshoots.
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After two years of consuming and devouring my every waking hour, this little indie movie is finally done. It was a monster undertaking. I can’t THANK enough the amazing post team of VFX/editorial/sound for working tirelessly around the clock — crazy long days, 7 days a week, for many many many weeks without a day off — towards making this a unique and beautiful film. Everyone poured their heart and soul into it, and I can’t wait to share this 21st December! In the meantime, I’m gonna go take a really long nap now.
Rumor has the world premiere taking place in London in late November, so press screenings can’t be too far behind, meaning it’s probably only a matter of weeks before we hear the first critical reactions to the film. When it does open in theatres, it’s going to face some stiff competition from Bumblebee and Mary Poppins Returns.
Now that Aquaman is officially done, I’m getting pretty excited for the film. Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry was definitely a bright spot in Justice League, so here’s hoping his solo film can reinvigorate the next slate of DC movies.
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