One of the remaining DCEU films that are set to release this year is Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the follow-up to the 2018 billion-dollar hit with Jason Momoa returning to play the titular hero (perhaps for the last time). So far, the details about the sequel remain scarce as the team is currently doing post-production for the film.
However, it looks like the sequel might be experiencing some trouble behind the scenes. According to notable insider @ViewerAnon, the recent test screening of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom received poor scores and claimed that it has the potential to be one of the worst DCEU films.
"I’ll be honest, we’re half a dozen test screenings in and it’s not looking great. I’ve consistently heard over the last half year or so that it’s boring, not as good as the first, and potentially one of the worst DCEU movies," they wrote.
The scoop was corroborated by another Twitter insider @bigscreenleaks, who also claimed as well that the test screening score of the film has been disappointing and hopes that director James Wan will address the issues before its release by the end of the year.
"There’s a reason I’ve been avoiding any questions about Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom but since @ViewerAnon put it out there, it brings me no joy to back him up and tell you that test screenings for this film have not been good. Really hoping Wan fixes this movie before December," the insider said.
"I heard that something that almost never happened in test screenings happened with this movie. They’re really going to need to fix this one and fix it fast."
Later on, reporter Jeff Sneider also supported @bigscreenleaks' claim on Twitter about the sequel's poor test screening score. He added that this will lead to Momoa playing Lobo moving forward in the new DCU franchise.
"I hear it’s terrible and that’s why Momoa is gonna be Lobo going forward. But they can’t say that yet because then it would be a lame duck… and DC is hoping to wring another billion out of the box office. First one was awful too, so not a huge surprise," he wrote.
It really is concerning to hear these claims about the sequel's test screening and DC fans are surely hoping that it won't be the case in the final product since they want it to be good, especially if it will be Momoa's last hurrah in the role. They still have several months to go before its release so there is a lot of time for them to fix the potential issues.
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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is slated for release in theaters this December 25. You can check more details about it here.