The latest buzz about the upcoming Aquaman 2 is not really bubbly as test screenings are reported to have gone so bad that people walked out. We reported recently that some people have started to call the upcoming movie ‘The Worst DCEU Movie Ever‘. Things are not actually surfing well for the King of Atlantis, and actor Jason Momoa’s star power might not be enough to paddle it along.
Apparently, the test screenings were so bad that some of the people in the group couldn’t even finish the movie. There are reports that reshoots were also called for after the disappointment. However, it is not clear whether they have already fixed what was so ‘unwatchable’ that people left the test screening before it finished.
At this point, all we can do is hope that the people in the production team were able to make the necessary corrections or working towards that in time for the slated Christmas Day release this year.
Aquaman 2 Test Screenings Got People Walking Out
In a report from Giant Freakin Robot, the movie had a test screening, and people couldn’t bear to continue watching it to the end. This is highly alarming, considering the upcoming movie’s predecessor. Aquaman performed stellarly at the box office back in 2018.
Jason Momoa as Aquaman puts people who use the character as a superhero punchline to rest. Undeniably, Aquaman became cool again after being the DC character who is teased as the most underutilized member of the Super Friends because fights always happen in the city and “Aw, Aquaman can’t go.”
2018 Aquaman got a decent 65% on the Tomatometer with a 72% Audience Score. Even better, the DCEU feature of the King of Atlantis grossed $1.14B at the worldwide box office. That is more than seven times its budget of $160M. Needless to say, it was a hit.
Aquaman 2 Said To Be Boring?
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom still states that it’s the sequel to the 2018 movie. With a number of moves from the original date of release, some say that the movie is having trouble getting itself together. The Lost Kingdom is presumed to be Atlantis.
In the first movie, they showed that underwater civilizations exist. And by the end of the film, it would be natural for the people to make themselves known to the surface dwellers. There is still so much to tell along those lines for Aquaman. Where do they go from there?
Unlike The Flash, people in Warner Bros and DC Studios, particularly David Zaslav and James Gunn, are specifically saying the upcoming movie this summer is one of DC’s best. We don’t hear them say the same or at least address the Aquaman movie with the same zeal.
This action, or non-action, towards the growing apprehension for the Aquaman 2 movie just gives off a discouraging signal to potential ticket buyers. If the people behind the production don’t believe in the product, why should people try it?
I wonder if they are deliberately doing it in order to prepare the audience towards the new slate that Gunn and Safran have started creating. With several measures they have possibly taken, I hope that Arthur Curry’s time in the DCEU gets the royal treatment too. He deserves it. Aquaman is truly a great guy.
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