Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has already secured one negative record for Warner Bros. and DC. The film has yet to release its first official trailer, with only 114 days left before its December release. This is the latest in a string of delays and setbacks for the sequel, which has also been plagued by controversy surrounding star Amber Heard.
The lack of a trailer is a major concern for fans and analysts, who are worried that it could be a sign of trouble for the film’s box office prospects. The first Aquaman film was a huge success, grossing over $1 billion worldwide. However, the sequel has been facing an uphill battle since Heard’s ex-husband, Johnny Depp, won a defamation lawsuit against her. Many fans have called for Heard to be removed from the film, and the controversy has likely damaged its marketing campaign.
Warner Bros. has so far refused to comment on the delay of the trailer, but it’s possible that the studio is waiting to see how the Depp-Heard trial plays out before releasing any promotional material for the film. Whatever the reason, the lack of a trailer is a bad sign for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and it could hurt its chances of success at the box office.
In addition to the trailer delay, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has also been affected by other problems. The film’s production was shut down for several weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Heard’s role was reportedly reduced due to her lack of chemistry with co-star Jason Momoa. All of these factors have contributed to the negative record that the film has already set.
It’s still too early to say whether Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will be a box office success or not. However, the lack of a trailer and the surrounding controversy are certainly not good signs. The film will need to overcome these challenges if it wants to match the success of its predecessor.