In what is becoming the new normal for the DC Universe, another batch of movies have had their release dates pushed back, while one is being moved forward. Warner Bros. is shuffling the release dates for Black Adam, The Flash, Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, and DC League of Super-Pets. Warner Bros. Pictures released a teaser trailer in February announcing that several of these movies would be released in 2022.
Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom and The Flash are now set to arrive in theaters on March 17 (the 34th anniversary of Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film) and June 23 this year, respectively. Both films experienced pandemic-related production delays for their visual effects. Since Michael Keaton is in the long-delayed project, and possibly many others, there is sure to be plenty of publicity regarding the anniversary.
DC League of Pets is taking the spot of Black Adam on July 29, 2022, while the latter has been pushed back to October 21, 2022. Both projects feature Dwayne Johnson.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods was lucky enough to have its date moved up to December 12, 2022 in time for the holidays.
“We’re thrilled to bring Shazam! Fury of the Gods to audiences as a Christmas gift this year,” said Jeff Goldstein (Warner Bros. President of domestic distribution). “Families of all ages will really enjoy it.”
Warner Bros. is shuffling dates for a couple of other non-DC projects as well. Wonka, starring Timothée Chalamet, has been pushed back to December 15, 2023. Meg 2:The Trench will hit theaters on August 4, 2023.