It seems that a third round of reshoots has taken place for the upcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
According to a report from The Hollywood Reporter, both Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson did a new round of reshoots in June in New Zealand. This is the third round of reshoots that have occurred on the film, which is a nearly unheard-of amount of reshoots.
While this would normally spell disaster for a movie, insiders that spoke with The Hollywood Reporter are saying the willingness to spend even more money on the film is a good sign.
One of the main issues is that the film has now spanned three different heads of Warner Bros. Discovery’s film division. This has led to shifting release dates, and to shifting versions of Batman.
In the original version, Michael Keaton would appear as Batman, but due to shifting release dates, Lost Kingdom moved to before The Flash, meaning he wouldn’t make sense. Ben Affleck was brought in to reshoot the scene, but then dates changed once again. Now, the most recent test screening didn’t feature the scene at all.
Director James Wan is said to be upbeat after the additional reshoots that took place in June – before the SAG-AFTRA strike kicked off in July – and that they accomplished in four days what had been scheduled for five.
With the release date only five months away, we imagine a trailer is not too far off. With Blue Beetle hitting theaters on Aug. 18, we suspect we will see a trailer attached to that film.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is due to hit theaters on Dec. 20.