James Wan has shared some thoughts on the Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom delay, and shared some concept art to hold us over until it’s released.
Warner Bros. Pictures announced delays for Shazam! Fury of the Gods and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom on Wednesday. Shazam! was delayed three months from Dec. 2022 to March 17, 2023, but Aquaman was pushed from March 17, 2023 to Dec. 25, 2023. Wan shared his thoughts on the move on Instagram.
AQUAMAN & The Lost Kingdom moving to Christmas Day 2023. I’m a bit superstitious and I love that it’s a December release like the first one!
Here is a small glimpse of some artwork into the big, epic world-building we’re creating, and I need the time to do it right. These images barely scratch the surface of this movie (haven’t even shown the weird and wonderful characters and creatures of this world yet). I can’t wait to show, but you have to wait just a little bit longer ;)
In addition to his comments, he also shared new concept art from the upcoming film.
The move of Aquaman brings with it some new questions. Ben Affleck recently shot new scenes for the film as it had moved ahead of The Flash, meaning that the scenes shot with Michael Keaton would have confused the audience. With the film now returning to a later date, does that mean the Keaton scenes will be restored? Or does it mean the rumors of Keaton becoming the main Batman of the DCEU are now out the window?
We’ll just have to wait and see how this pans out.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will hit theaters on Dec. 25, 2023.