When a series of changes to the Warner Bros release schedule were announced yesterday , word was circulating.
The postponements were being caused by delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
James Wan , the director of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom , confirmed with a post on social media that they are behind with post-production:
“Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be released on March 17, 2023.
I am working non-stop, day and night (at least 15 hours a day), on my director’s cut from my home set-up. Thank God for the great desk!
For a film that is mostly visual effects, I’m thankful for the extra time it takes to get this thing right. Working with revolutionary new technology, I am amazed at some of the first tests that are coming. I’m cautiously optimistic and excited, and can’t wait to share it when the time comes. ”
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It is still unknown, but it is possible that the “lost kingdom” of the title is Necrus , an underwater city that appeared in Aquaman # 30 (not surprisingly, the working title is Necrus ). Nicknamed “the black city”, it is ruled by King Mongo , and is a highly militarized society that responds violently to any surface interference. It appears each time in a different place on the globe, but only when an alien satellite enters Earth’s orbit.
The cast includes Jason Momoa ( Aquaman ), Amber Heard ( Mera ), Willem Dafoe ( Vulko ), Patrick Wilson ( Ocean Master ), Nicole Kidman ( Atlanna ), Temuera Morrison ( Thomas Curry ), Yahya Abdul Mateen II ( Black Manta ), Dolph Lundgren ( King Nereus ), Ludi Lin ( Murk ) and Randall Park ( Dr. Stephen Shin ) and Pilou Asbæk .