– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Image via Warner Bros.

Image via Warner Bros.

The DC Extended Universe is certainly a fickle, fickle beast. Back in 2014, Warner Bros. announced a slated that included the likes of Justice League, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, Cyborg, Justice League 2, etc. It was an ambitious slate, and as such, it was inevitable that some of the dates would shift around, and some that would be canceled altogether (my fellow writer Mario maintains that the Cyborg movie won’t happen). 

Following the disappointment of Batman v Superman, as well as the continued negative critical reception of the DCEU with Suicide Squad, it was inevitable that there would be some shifts. It looks like Aquaman will be one of those shifts. According to Deadline, the film has been officially moved to October 5, 2018.

The outlet phrases the the piece was “Aquaman finally has a release date,” but back in 2014, Warner Bros. announced the film for July 27, 2018. Not sure when that street date was canceled, but regardless, this is basically a two-and-a-half month delay, which isn’t a bad thing, when all said and done.

In fact, we can take this announcement as a great thing. Following the work done on Justice League, clearly Warner Bros. has confidence enough in the performance he gave to actually go forward with this film. This also seems to imply great things regarding the work director James Wan has been doing with the script.

Of course, we still haven’t really seen much from Momoa in terms of his performance as Aquaman, so there’s always a chance that things can fall through, but DC fans can rejoice for the time being, knowing that we’re less than two years from seeing the King of Atlantis leading his own flick.

What do you think of this news? Did you even realize the July 27, 2018 date had disappeared? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Aquaman is now slated for October 5, 2018.

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SOURCE: Deadline

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.