Bad news, everyone.
We’d hoped it wouldn’t happen. We wished, prayed even, that it wouldn’t come to this.
It’s as if the world has stopped spinning. Children are crying in the streets, the moon has turned to blood, cats and dogs are living together.
Aquaman has been delayed.
Please try your best to control your weeping.
For reasons unknown, Warner Bros has elected to force us to wait an entire three extra months for James Wan’s vision of a man who lives underwater and can talk to fish.
This is disappointing to say the least, but we’ll get through it together, somehow.
It’s at times of tragedy like this that it’s worth taking stock of all the good things in our lives, and in reflecting on what matters most.
For example, how did we get to a circumstance where Aquaman is the best looking of the DC movies on the horizon?
Kudos to Zack Snyder for achieving this nigh-impossible situation, by casting the excellent Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, and by driving both the Superman and Batman franchises so far into the dirt that if they never return to the big screen, many DC fans will breathe a sigh of relief.
This small delay probably doesn’t indicate anything particularly terrible for the Aquaman movie, considering that principle photography is still a long way away. We’re not facing Suicide Squad levels of reshoots, or some big war between Warner Bros executives and James Wan over the content and tone of the film.
Instead, this is probably very simply a case of DC Entertainment being a bit overambitious as to how quickly they can fart out a few extra movies to try and catch up with Marvel.
Somebody’s looked at the speed with which the company’s been trying to get these ready, and has quite rightly pointed out that it’ll take time to get the wheels turning fast enough to produce a DC film every six months.
Especially if DC wants any of their films to actually be any good.
So, if anything, this delay is good news—with more time to make his movie, there’s an increased chance that James Wan will get things right without being rushed by studio bosses.
That said, keep an eye on your cats and dogs.
The world won’t fall apart because of a movie delay.
But a decent Aquaman movie is very probably one of the signs of the apocalypse.