Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, one of the most anticipated films in the DC Universe, faces challenges ahead of its release. Despite the immense success of its predecessor, insiders who have seen the movie’s initial test screenings have expressed disappointment and concern, with some even describing it as “boring” and “not as good as the first.”
Aquaman 2 One of the worst DC movies
Insider KC Walsh has reported that Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is undergoing extensive post-production changes. Walsh shared on Twitter that the film’s plot has been completely overhauled and that the current version vastly differs from the one that underwent four test screenings.
There are already many difficulties for the DC Universe, and Aquaman 2 might be the biggest one yet. To guarantee the movie’s success, Warner Bros. and the studio must act quickly to resolve the problems and implement improvements. The poor reviews could be more problematic given the movie’s high budget and significance to the franchise’s future.
Amber Heard’s involvement in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
In addition, Amber Heard’s presence in the movie has had a negative effect on its reception. Heard, who was embroiled in a legal battle with her ex-husband Johnny Depp last year, faced backlash online after being caught in a web of lies. Famously known for playing Mera in Aquaman, Heard lost the legal case and was ordered to pay Depp $10 million in damages, but ultimately only paid $1 million after settling the case with Depp.
Upcoming DC movies
While positive feedback for other DC films, such as The Flash and Blue Beetle, has generated excitement among fans and critics, the potential failure of Aquaman 2 could have significant consequences for the wider superhero film industry. With the ongoing aftereffects of the pandemic on the entertainment industry, the stakes are high for the DC Universe.
Fans will highly anticipate the movie’s release. But, the studio’s ability to address the criticism and produce a hit that can revive the franchise will determine whether or not it is a success. On December 25, 2023, the film is scheduled for release; whether adjustments can be made to boost performance is still up in the air.