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Aquaman gets pushed back to Christmas 2018

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Because nothing says “Happy Holidays!” like a glowering fishman trying to impale his enemies with a fork, Warner Bros. has announced that it’s pushing its upcoming Aquaman movie back on the schedule, to December 21, 2018. Per Variety, that’s a two-month move; James Wan and Jason Momoa’s submerged superhero flick was originally penciled in for October 5.

Warner Bros. didn’t give a reason for the move, but it’s worth noting that that same Christmas-adjacent spot was recently vacated by James Cameron’s frequently delayed Avatar 2. That might suggest that the delay is because the studio has confidence in Aquaman’s ability to step up and anchor its lucrative holiday season, rather than there being something fishy going on with the film’s development.


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