Today’s announcement that Warner Bros is delaying the release of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom to March 2023 wasn’t exactly the news fans of Jason Momoa’s hero Justice League wanted to hear today. Along with other films such as The Flash, Black Adam and Wonka, the Aquaman sequel received a big push in the list of upcoming releases as the studio followed Disney in hitting a reset button on its entire schedule following the Covid pandemic delays. With many films relying heavily on special effects, it seems not everyone is disappointed with the film’s delay.
Director James Wan responded to Warner Bros. announcement on his Instagram, and it’s clear he doesn’t quite share the disappointment of DC fans everywhere. Sharing an image of his office to multiple screens, Wan explained that he was grateful to have three more months to finish work on the film. He wrote:
Working non-stop, day and night (at least 15 hours a day), on my director’s cut from home. Thank God for the big office!
For a film consisting almost entirely of visual effects, I’m grateful for the extra time needed to get this thing right. Working with a revolutionary new technology, I’m blown away by some of the early tests to come. I’m cautiously optimistic and excited, and look forward to sharing when the time is right.