Looks like you're going to have to wait a little longer to see Jason Momoa in his standalone 'Aquaman' movie

By Nicole Sperling
March 16, 2017 at 04:35 PM EDT
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Looks like you’re going to have to wait a little longer to see Jason Momoa in his standalone Aquaman movie.

Warner Bros. announced Thursday that they’ve postponed the release date of the James Wan-directed feature two months from Oct. 5, 2018 to Dec. 21, 2018.

Of course, this won’t be the first time fans see Momoa as the D.C. Comics hero. He made a brief appearance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and will appear again in this fall’s Justice League, set for release on Nov. 17.

A Christmas release for Aquaman does indicate the studio’s confidence in the film, a good sign considering other D.C. releases seem to be in some kind of tumult, including shifting directors on upcoming Flash and Batman projects.

Now the movie, which costars Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard, and Patrick Wilson, will go up against Sony’s animated Spider-Man flick.

Aquaman was previously competing against Sony’s other big bet: the next chapter in the Lisbeth Salander story, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, which will be directed by Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe), but has yet to cast its new protagonist.