Aquaman Gets Earlier Release Date

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Aquaman's marketing campaign might not have yet begun, but it looks like Warner Bros. has decided to give the superhero standalone movie an earlier release date in the UK.

According to the Digital Spy, Aquaman is actually hitting cinemas in the UK on December 14, a week earlier than the original December 21 release date. Though Warner Bros. hasn't told anyone whether the earlier UK release date also means an earlier release in the US, many expect the US premiere to move up considering how the films in the DC Extended Universe come out on the same day in both countries.

Though fans have started itching for a trailer for Jason Momoa's first standalone as Aquaman, director James Wan told fans online that he just wasn't ready to share the preview just yet and that he doesn't want to release anything that's "subpar."

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"This movie is filled to the gills with VFX, and the process is as slow and laborious as a sea-slug! Yes, even shots for the trailers take forever to do, and I refuse to put out anything that might be construed as subpar," the filmmaker explained on social media.

A trailer helps drive the hype over any film, and substandard CGI would just ruin the buzz for Aquaman. It'd also be a much better move for Warner Bros. to start promoting the film after the hype for Marvel's Infinity War dies down, allowing more attention on the DCEU standalone movie.

Aquaman is set to come out in the US on December 21 this year.

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