Don't worry, it doesn't sound like there is trouble in paradise yet. Yes, Aquaman is getting delayed. But it's only for a few months. This doesn't seem to be for any glaring issue with the quality of the movie. And many believe Warner Bros. made the movie so they could announce Ben Affleck's solo adventure The Batman soon, giving it a prime summer release date. That part of this story, though, has not been confirmed.
The Aquaman movie was supposed to hit theaters on July 27, 2018. Though, that date has been called into question often these past few months, especially in the wake of Suicide Squad not quite living up to expectations. Yes, this August's DC villain super-epic was a hit financially. But it left a bad taste in fans mouths with its sloppy editing and incoherent story. There has been rumors that every single one of the upcoming DC movies is in some kind of trouble, and we've been waiting to hear that Aquaman would be bumped or canceled altogether.
Aquaman is being slide into the October 5, 2018 release date slot open on the studio's schedule. That gives the movie two more months to get its act together. For awhile, there were rumors that director James Wan, co-creator of the Saw and Insidious franchises, as well as the director of blockbuster hits The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2 and Furious 7, was getting ready to jettison. Wan himself has stated publicly many times that isn't happening.
Jason Momoa stars as Aquaman, with a cast that also includes Amber Heard as Mera, Queen of Atlantis and Willem DaFoe. The movie will arrive in both 3D and IMAX. Momoa made his debut as Aquaman on the big screen in this spring's Batman v Superman, and he spent the rest of the year shooting his role for Justice League, which brings all the main DC Comics superheroes together next November. In that movie, Arthur Curry will tangle with villain Steppenwolf. Black Manta is said to be the main villain in Aquaman, but that hasn't been confirmed.
One reason Aquaman may have gotten cold feet and moved to October is that Paramount Pictures is currently planning to release their Tom Cruise sequel Mission Impossible 6 on July 27. It is now the only movie occupying that late summer date. If Aquaman had of stayed in place, it would have opened one week after John Cameron and Robert Rodriguez's sci-fi collaboration, the adaptation of Alita: Battle Angel. And it would have come one week before one of Disney's huge tentpole releases, an as yet unnamed live-action fairy tale based on one of their classic animated movies.
Right now, October 2018 is pretty sparse, making for a good place to plant any flag. Every weekend is currently open, except that of October 19. DC Films has another untitled movie planned, but that probably won't happen now. That leaves just Jungle Book Origins, which is also a Warner Bros. movie, a motion-capture family adventure directed by Andy Serkis said to be much darker than Disney's hit from earlier this year. There is also a Blumhouse horror movie planned for October 19, but there is no telling at this point what this movie could possibly be. All told, October 5 sounds like a perfect fit for Aquaman.