In more recent years, Warner Bros. Pictures’ DC Extended Universe has been putting valiant effort into building up a franchise that could rival Disney’s ridiculously lucrative Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The DC Extended Universe started with Man Of Steel in 2013 and put out two very commercially successful movies just last year to announce the start of a franchise construction. This year will see Wonder Woman and Justice League accept the torch passed to them by Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad.
Movies confirmed for later release include Shazam (2019), Cyborg (2020), Green Lantern Corps (2020) and a countless number of sequels and standalone films still in project development stages. But the first movie to follow the highly anticipated Justice League release this year is Aquaman, and it looks like 2018 might not be ready for theatres until the very end of the year.
Jason Momoa will lead the film as the character that shares the movie’s name, Aquaman, and face off with villains Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and Ocean Master (Patrick Wilson). Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman is currently in talks to join the cast as Aquaman’s mother. James Wan will be directing the standalone film.
Even though Aquaman has been pushed back, Warner Bros. Pictures have released dates for the upcoming Chris Hemsworth war film, Horse Soldiers, and the new Owen Wilson comedy, Bastards, both of which will hit big screens before Aquaman. Bastards will be in theatres December 22 of this year and Horse Soldiers will premier January 19 of 2018.
Aquaman will be swimming into theatres near you December 21 next year.