Monday, February 11, 2019

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Selects Mar. 26 For Director James Wan's Aquaman

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has March Madness of its own going for it with the news week.   It is going to be a very big month, that’s a certainty with Creed II already in place on Mar. 5, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald following on Mar. 12 and the announcement this week that director James Wan’s Aquaman will cap off the month with a Mar. 26 street date!

The ARR is 95 and Christmas-season ticket sales were a robust $323.6 million.

Planned for release are a stand-alone DVD edition and Combo Packs for both Blu-ray (with DVD) and 4K Ultra HD (with Blu-ray).

After being a secondary character in filmmaker Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017), Jason Momoa goes center stage with the story of Arthur Curry and his ascent to power as Aquaman, the half-breed son of a lighthouse keeper (played by Temuera Morrison) and Atlanna (Nicole Kidman), The Queen of Atlantis.   

With this storyline now in place, the studio is free to launch a whole series of Aquaman movies — in addition to any “Justice League” activity — and although a sequel is in the works, no dates have been announced as of yet.   Stay tuned.

As to bonus goodies, there is a “sneak peak” of Shazam! (which opens theatrically on Apr. 4) and a dozen featurettes — “Going Deep Into the World of Aquaman,” “Becoming Aquaman,” “James Wan: World Builder,” “Aqua Tech,” “Atlantis Warfare,” “The Dark Depths of Black Manta,” “Heroines of Atlantis,” “Villaneous Training,” “Kingdoms of the Seven Seas,” “Creating Undersea Creatures,” “A Match Made in Atlantis” and “Scene Study Breakdowns.”

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