Well it looks like Aquaman is diving deeper into 2018. Warner Bros. made the announcement Thursday that the James Wan seafaring superhero venture starring Jason Momoa has been pushed back two months, from October 5, 2018 to December 21, 2018.

This move doesn’t come as a huge surprise, however. Recently Disney and Lucasfilm announced that the second Star Wars spin-off film (centered around a young Han Solo) will be released May 25, 2018 and not inside the December window, which they have dominated since The Force Awakens. The opportunity to swoop in and claim a spot within the coveted holiday time frame must have been too tempting for W.B. to pass up.

This now means that Aquaman will be squaring off against Sony’s animated Spider-Man movie featuring Miles Morales. Originally, it was set to compete with Fede Alvarez’s next film The Girl in the Spider’s Web (also a Sony property).

Of course fans won’t have to wait until then to see the King of Atlantis in action. They can wet their appetites (Ha! Get it?) with Zack Snyder’s Justice League, which is slated for release November 17th, 2017.

Aquaman is directed by James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring) and also stars Nicole Kidman, Amber Heard, and Patrick Wilson.

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