Amazon has decided to offer more Amazon Prime Subscribers an early look at director James Wan's Aquaman by expanding its week-early screening by 100 theaters.
The additional venues comes on the heel of the company announcing that Amazon Prime subscribers would be privy to an exclusive window to experience the newest DC Extended Universe film. The screenings are set for Dec. 15, one week before the film's official release, at a whopping 1,000 theaters in the United States. With even more theaters added, it's clear that Amazon is expecting big crowds.
With the movie will be officially released on Dec. 21, it's a promotion that's welcome for Prime members who are eager to see Jason Momoa's adventures as the King of Atlantis before everyone else. As The Wrap noted, Amazon Prime subscribers can buy up to 10 tickets through the Atom Tickets app, which will allow moviegoers to see the film at AMC Theaters, Regal Cinemas, National Amusement Theaters and ArcLight Cinemas. The offer is also open to those who opt in to Amazon's 30-day trial period for Prime.
"Prime offers the best of shopping and entertainment and these early showings of Aquaman are yet another pleasant surprise for members, and one that I’m personally also looking forward to," said Vice President of Amazon Prime Cem Sibay. "We love delivering smiles whether it’s through an incredible deal during the holidays or inviting members on a journey to Atlantis with us in this action-packed adventure before anyone else."
Prime ticket holders won't be the first people on the planet to see the latest DC movie, though, as Aquaman premieres Dec. 7 in China, but still, it's a nice gesture for Amazon's U.S. fans.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Amber Heard as Mera, Patrick Wilson as Ocean Master, Willem Dafoe as Nuidis Vulko, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Temuera Morrison as Thomas Curry, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus and Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna. The film opens on Dec. 21.