While we still have to wait a few more weeks for the first trailer from Aquaman, we could be seeing the film sooner than originally thought. The DC film is currently slated to release late-December this year, but a new rumor suggests Warner Bros may move it to an earlier date.
On the El Fanboy Podcast, Mario F. Robles revealed that he’s been hearing that the studio is so confident in the film, that they’re having serious talks on moving the release date. It seems like the post-production process is moving smoothly and they’re happy with James Wan’s work. Instead of seeing it in the stacked holiday weekend, we could see the film during the first week of December instead. Nothing is set in stone yet, and that could be why the trailer was moved to San Diego Comic-Con in order to give them time to decide.
Currently, on December 21, the film will open up against Bumblebee and Alita: Battle Angel. If they move forward with this plan they will be forced to share the same audience on that weekend, meaning it’ll earn a lot less than the studio probably wants it to make. If moved to a new date, let’s say December 7th, Aquaman would be drowning in cash as that weekend would bear little to no competition.
It’s also being said that the studio is looking to make Aquaman to an A-List hero like Marvel did with Iron Man back in 2008. If they do that, something I’m pretty optimistic about, we could see a lot more Aquaman in the future.
Source: El Fanboy Podcast
Aquaman is currently set to hit theaters December 21, 2018.