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'Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom': Jason Momoa's Film Skips Big Premiere; Is This How DCEU Was Supposed To End?

Ahead of its release in cinemas, the last film of the DC Extended Universe did not have a red-carpet premiere. 'Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom' only saw a "fan screening."

‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’
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‘Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom’ is set to hit the US cinemas this Friday. But there has been no buzz as of now regarding its release. Recently, the film skipped the premiere and only had a small screening for the fans. This lack of buzz around the final film of the DC Extended Universe movie is sending shockwaves across the industry.

Borys Kit, a senior film writer at The Hollywood Reporter, who had attended the screening wrote, “And thus the DCEU ends, not with a bang but a whimper. No red carpet premiere, no afterparty, just a small (but neat) pre-reception, a "fan screening," and only Jason Momoa and James Wan at the Grove to close out a veritable era.”

The screening was only attended by Jason Momoa and director James Wan. No other actor from the movie was seen in sight. ‘Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom’ features an ensemble cast of Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. This signals that Warner Bros is preparing itself for the bad reviews that might crop up after the film’s release; with bad reviews particularly directed at the movie’s cast.

Aquaman’ was one of the highest-grossing DC films. It has been reported that Momoa had pitched the story for the sequel while the first film was in production.

‘Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom’ is set several years after the events that happened in the first film. This film will be the final installment in the DC Extended Universe. The cinematic universe includes films like ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Suicide Squad’, ‘Wonder Woman’, and ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League.’ Before this movie, ‘Blue Beetle’ by Angel Manuel Soto tanked at the box office and proved to be the lowest-grossing film in this cinematic universe.

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