Aquaman 2 Release Date Delayed - March 17, 2023 - Update
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Aquaman 2 Release Date Delayed – Director James Wan Hints Reason

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BY February 3, 2023

DC Universe announced that some movies would be pushed back on their release date due to production-related issues. Shazam!, The Flash, Black Adam and Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom are just some of the titles that have been postponed. The release of these long-awaited movies has been moved to other dates, and fans hope that the wait is worth it.

In this case, Aquaman 2 release date changed from December 16, 2022, to March 17, 2023. The film’s director stated the issue, giving the reasons for the delay in the film’s release. He added that this movie would be unforgettable and worth the wait.

Since the scheduled release coincided with the release date of Avatar 2, many fans speculate that the studio wants to avoid competing with the blockbuster. However, Wan has now spoken out on the matter, revealing the real reasons for the film’s delay.

James Wan Hints at the Reason for Aquaman 2 Delay

James Wan, the Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom director, announced the DC movie sequel’s delay through his Instagram account. He attributed it to the arduous work to develop the film’s visual effects.

Fans should note that Aquaman will sit on the throne of Atlantis, which is underwater in this movie. So the visual effects are a central part of the film, and the film’s success will depend on its correct development.

Aquaman 2 poster Image via Warner Bros.

Part of the statements made by Wan about the film was the following: “Working nonstop, day and night (…) on my director’s cut from my home set up. Thank god for the big desk! (…) For a movie that is nearly all visual effects, I’m thankful for the extra time needed to craft this thing right. Working with groundbreaking new technology, I’m blown away by some of the early tests coming in. I’m cautiously optimistic and excited, and can’t wait to share when the time is ready.”

Aquaman 2 and the Lost Kingdom Brings us Surprises

Amber Heard Image via Warner Bros. Pictures

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom brings us a lot of surprises this time around, with a pretty exciting plot. An ancient power threatens to destroy the Kingdom of Atlantis and the rest of the world. The protagonist will have to face this danger, although he will not do it alone, and he will have to ally himself with people who are not exactly to his liking.

The film will have an up-and-coming cast, with Jason Momoa returning to the role of Aquaman or Arthur. We will also see Orm, played by Patrick Wilson. Yahya Abdul-Mateen will portray Black Manta, and Amber Heard will reprise her role as Mera.

Another actress we will see in this movie is Jani Zhao, who will play a new character named Stingray. Indya Moore will play the role of Karshon, and Vincent Regan will play Atlan. David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, who wrote the first instalment of Aquaman, will be in charge of the script.

As we can see, Aquaman 2 release date will not be this year, but according to the director, it will be worth the wait. It will have exciting scenes with a fascinating plot that, according to Wan, will catch the audience in its premiere in the first quarter of next year.

The first reaction from fans was disappointment at this delay in production. However, if the first instalment’s success is anything to go by, it looks like the sequel could be another hit. We can only wait until March 2022 to see what this new saga instalment has in store for us.

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