Warner Bros Pushes ‘Aquaman’ to Christmas 2018

Studio also dates Chris Hemsworth’s “Horse Soldiers,” latest Owen Wilson comedy

“Aquaman” will not swim into theaters until Christmas 2018, Warner Bros. announced on Thursday. It’s a minor push from its previously announced date of October 5, 2018 to December 21 that same year.

The Jason Momoa-led standalone film is directed by James Wan, and will see the popular “Game of Thrones” star square off against villains Black Manta (“The Get Down” actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) and Ocean Master (Patrick Wilson).

The project tells the origin story of the popular DC Comics character. Oscar winner Nicole Kidman is still in talks to play his mother.

In addition to the superhero shuffle, WB put dates down for the Chris Hemsworth war film “Horse Soldiers,” and the new Owen Wilson comedy “Bastards.”

Read the full announcement with additional dates:

AQUAMAN in 3D moves from 10/05/18 to 12/21/18 (from Untitled WB Event Film 12/25/18)

HORSE SOLIDERS will be released on 01/19/18. This will also be released in IMAX

BASTARDS will be released on 12/22/17 (from Untitled PG13 Comedy)