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AQUAMAN (2018): Release Date Pushed Back To December 2018

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Aquaman Release Date Pushed Back From October To December 2018

Warner Bros. announces that it has decided to delay the release of the studio’s upcoming DC Comics superhero film Aquaman.

The move means that the movie will come out just in time for Christmas of 2018, a period that is generally considered to be one of the most lucrative for movie box offices’. While this will definitely be a boon to studio executives, it will undoubtedly be a source of consternation to Aquaman fans as they will have to wait another two months before seeing the Atlantean monarch.

Apparently, the change in release date was motivated by James Cameron‘s recent statement that Avatar 2, which was originally slated for the December release slot, would not be completed in time, giving Warner Bros. a chance to move the film’s release back.

Per Deadline, the source of this story:

Avatar 2 originally was set for a December 2014 bow, but its release date has shifted at least three times. “What people have to understand is that this is a cadence of releases,” Cameron told the Toronto Star last week. “So, we’re not making Avatar 2, we’re making Avatar 2, 3, 4 and 5.”

Meanwhile, Warner Bros today also set dates for a pair of other pics. The Ed Helms-Owen Wilson R-rated road comedy Bastards, from Alcon Entertainment, will bow this Christmas frame on December 22, a week after The Last Jedi.

Leave your thoughts on it being announced by Warner Bros. that the studio has opted to push back its original release date for Aquaman from October 5th, 2018 to December 21st, 2018 in the comments section below. Readers seeking more movie news can visit our Movie News Page, our Movie News Twitter Page, our Movie News Facebook Page, and our Movie News Google+ Page. Want up-to-the-minute notifications? FilmBook staff members publish articles by Email, Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, and Facebook.

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