"Aquaman," which was supposed to open October 5, 2018, now won't hit theaters until Christmas 2018, Warner Bros. announced yesterday. That means it won't be battling it out at the box-office with Sony's "Venom."

The comic book adaptation, which stars "Game of Thrones" alum Jason Momoa, now takes over the December 21, 2018 release date that was originally given to James Cameron's long-awaited (and much-delayed) "Avatar 2."

Per The Playlist, Spider-Man spinoff "Venom" is now set for October 5, 2018. Superhero Hype reports that Scott Rosenberg ("Pain & Gain," "Jumanji") and Jeff Pinkner ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2") will write the script. Dante Harper ("Alien: Covenant") wrote a previous draft.

The "Venom" film will reportedly be a standalone that is not connected to "Spider-Man: Homecoming," which stars Tom Holland as the new webslinger. That's still set for July 7. The villainous Venom was played by Topher Grace in the regrettable "Spider-Man 3," but the less said about that, the better.

And the release-date shuffling continues: Variety reports that Sony is moving "The Girl in the Spider's Web" (the Fede Alvarez-directed "Dragon Tattoo" movie) from October 5 to October 19, where it will go up against "Jungle Book: Origins" and and as-yet-untitled Blumhouse horror pic.

"Aquaman" might be competing for your Christmas movie dollars with Spidey, if Sony keeps its previously announced date of December 21 for its animated Spider-Man movie.

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