Everything is about to change in the DC Comics film division. With James Gunn and Peter Safran as the new heads of what has been called DC Studios, Warner wants to completely turn around its productions and bring long-awaited titles like Superman: Legacy or Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow to fruition. But before that, there are still DCEU films to be released, which are in a strange limbo.
One of those movies that is about to be released is The Flash, the film starring Ezra Miller that will bring the return of Michael Keaton as Batman. But there is also another movie that is eagerly awaited by the public: Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom. The sequel to Aquaman will arrive for Christmas, on December 25, 2023. And later it will arrive for HBO Max. But its first reviews do not seem very satisfactory.
What do the first reactions to Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom say?
As Viewer Anon explains via Reddit, the hype for Aquaman 2 may soon volatilize. James Wan’s film makes it clear that “it’s not as good as the first one”, and may even become the worst of the DCEU so far. This is what he explains in words reinforced by Big Screen Leaks on his Twitter:
“I’ll be honest, we’re half a dozen test screenings in and it doesn’t look very good. I’ve heard incessantly, over the last half year or so, that it’s boring, not as good as the first one and potentially one of the worst movies in the DCEU.”
Apparently, the film will keep Amber Heard, as Mera, despite the controversies in which the actress has entered after her trial with Johnny Depp. But this is far from being the only one of her problems:
“I’m not happy to back this up and tell you that test screenings for this film have not been good. I really hope James Wan fixes the film before December. Honestly, they need to fix it and quickly”.