The entirety of the DCEU fandom has been given the surprise that the whole slate of films of Warner Bros. Pictures is being shuffled with Aquaman 2 being pushed back to 2023 and some fans are completely frustrated on the matter. The director of the movie, James Wan, finally speaks up on the delay of the movie and he took it as a positive thing.
After the news that Aquaman 2 will be delayed and the whole roster of the Warner Bros. Pictures would be reshuffled, James Wan, the director of the upcoming sequel, posted on Instagram with an important update on the progress of the film along with a photo of his work station. With extra three months, Wan said he’s grateful for the extra time.
Wan even shared how hard it is to do the film since it is heavily reliant on visual effects, “"Working nonstop, day and night (at least 15 hours each day), 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."
To everyone’s surprise, Warner Bros. Pictures’ slate has reshuffled hard and almost all the films got different release dates. The news started with Black Adam and DC’s League of Super Pets as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wanted to personally drop the announcement in his own Instagram account wherein he shared that his two DC movies would be moved.
When one moves, everything follows. The Flash and Aquaman 2 would both be pushing through in 2023. Aquaman 2 has been given an additional three months before it would release. Of all the films that were pushed back, Shazam! Fury of the Gods was given an early release date, filling up the schedule for Christmas this year instead of the summer of 2023.
Jason Momoa would be back to reprise his role as the King of Atlantis in Aquaman 2 and other cast members returning are Amber Heard as Mera, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Black Manta, Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is scheduled for release on March 17, 2023.