Warner Bros. appears to have made up its mind about two of its upcoming films, both of which happen to star Jason Momoa. Minecraft, a live-action movie from Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) based on Mojang’s hugely popular sandbox game, will be released on August 4, 2025, reports Deadline, while Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom, a sequel to the 2018 superhero film, also directed by James Wan, will now premiere on December 20, 2023. Aquaman 2 was originally slated for a Christmas Day debut, but fans of Momoa and the “guy who talks to fish” can now check the feature out a couple of days earlier. Fast X, also with Momoa as the villainous Dante, is out on May 19, 2023.
From a Deadline report:
[…] James Wan’s Aquaman & The Lost Kingdom is going five days earlier on Wednesday, Dec. 20 this year instead of Christmas Day.
Pic will open against Sony’s Ghostbusters sequel, on Wednesday and will face off against Illumination/Universal’s Migration on Friday.
Blitz Bazawule’s feature take of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple, swaps with Aquaman 2: Instead of going on Dec. 20, the Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Scott Sanders and Quincy Jones produced movie will go on Christmas Day.
Meanwhile, the first movie greenlit under the Michael De Luca and Pam Abdy administrations, The Wise Guys from Barry Levinson, will open on Feb. 2, 2024. Pic stars Robert De Niro, Debra Messing and Kathrine Narducci. Irwin Winkler produces.
The long-gestating Minecraft movie from Jared Hess, with Jason Momoa gets an April 4, 2025 release date. Warner Bros. always had the date reserved for an untitled film.