Tickets for Aquaman are now on sale, including those for the early screenings on Amazon Prime in December. The film is the latest addition to the DC Extended Universe (as it's commonly called), which launched with Man of Steel in 2013. DC's cinematic universe has since expanded to include characters like Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg, all of whom came together to battle a common enemy in last year's Justice League. Now, Jason Momoa's Arthur Curry is spearheading a big screen adventure on his own.
Directed by James Wan (The Conjuring, Furious 7), Aquaman pits Momoa's superhero against Orm (Patrick Wilson), his half-brother and the ruler of Atlantis, who wants to unite the seven underwater kingdoms and declare war against those who dwell on-land. The film is set to open in theaters nationwide on December 21, but will be made available to Amazon Prime members to screen five days earlier. Tickets have now gone on-sale for the film's early Amazon Prime screenings, as well as its showings in regular and IMAX theaters next month.
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The page for Amazon Prime's Aquaman screenings is up and running and includes a video introduction featuring Momoa and Amber Heard (who plays Mera in the film). Amazon Prime members can go HERE to pick up tickets, which are in limited supply. Those who are interested in a regular Aquaman screening can head over to Fandango to purchase their tickets, instead (click the link HERE). Lastly, those who want to see Aquaman in IMAX can now purchase their tickets on the official IMAX website.
While Aquaman isn't tracking too well at the box office right now, the DCEU film is far from doomed. Early reactions to Wan's superhero movie continue to be positive, with the initial consensus being that Aquaman is an entertaining blockbuster and a welcome recovery for DC's larger franchise after last year's infamous misfire with Justice League. Assuming that critics have similar feelings about the film, that good word of mouth should help Aquaman's cause and may lead to a bigger opening weekend take than currently projected. Moreover, films that generate enthusiastic buzz typically have strong legs over the winter holiday and New Year frames (see last year's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, for example), and Aquaman could go on to gross a whole lot more than its modest opening would suggest.
That would certainly come as welcome news to Warner Bros., which has made some dramatic changes to the DCEU's personnel and release slate over the past year. Aquaman will be the first DC superhero movie released since Walter Hamada took over as the President of DC Films and its success (critically and commercially) would ensure that his run on the franchise gets started on the right foot. It would also give the DCEU another hit sub-franchise to go with Wonder Woman, which should please anyone who thought Momoa's Arthur Curry was one of the highlights in Justice League and hopes to see much more of him, in the future.
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