Though online rumors would have you believe otherwise, the only DC tentpole currently slated for release in 2018 is Aquaman, James Wan’s maritime adventure that thrusts Jason Momoa into the title role.
Of course, we’ve seen Momoa embody the King of the Seven before thanks to his blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. But for those pining a standalone story revolving around the King of Atlantis, December 21st is the date for your diaries.
Production on Warner’s Aquaman solo movie officially kicked Down Under early last month and since then, we’ve seen scores of set photos – both official and unofficial – along with a handful of set videos that showcased the likes of Momoa, Amber Heard, and the rest of the gang in action. The latest hails from Twitter, and finds Dolph Lundgren honing his ‘swimming’ skills against a backdrop draped in a floor-to-ceiling blue screen. Lundgren, a bona fide Hollywood veteran, is attached to the part of King Nereus:
— MAHDi (@MAHDCi) June 21, 2017
Aquaman has been slated for release on December 21st, 2018. As things stand, Warner Bros. and DC are staring down the face of a Star Wars-free Christmas corridor, which is no small matter considering that the past three years have witnessed The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi lay claim to the festive period.
Of course, there’s a very real chance that Disney will reshuffle its deck to accommodate the sudden departure of erstwhile Han Solo directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Let’s not forget that The Last Jedi was pushed from its original May 2017 window all the way back to December, so perhaps the Mouse House will call upon a similar strategy with the Han Solo anthology movie? Time will tell.