Both “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” and “The Flash” have been moved back from 2022 to 2023 owing to production problems relating to visual effects caused by COVID. The follow-up to the Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will now be released on March 17, 2023, instead of December 16, 2022, as originally planned. Meanwhile, Ezra Miller’s first solo appearance as Flash is rescheduled for June 23, 2023, rather than November 4, 2022.
The release date of Dwayne Johnson’s “Black Adam” has been moved back three months to Oct. 21, 2022, while the release date of “DC League of Super-Pets” has been pushed back to July 29, 2022, which was the initial release date of “Black Adam.” It was originally announced that the release date for “Super-Pets,” in which Johnson would voice Superman’s canine best buddy, Krypto the Super-Dog, would be May 20, 2022.
“Shazam! Fury of the Gods” is the only film to have its release date moved up a few months. Just in time for the Christmas holiday, the Zachary Levi-starring film will swoop into theatres from June 2, 2023, through December 12, 2022.
Jeff Goldstein, president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros. shared, “We’re thrilled to bring ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ to audiences as a Christmas gift this year,” “Families of all ages will really enjoy it.”
Timothee Chalamet’s role as chocolatier Willy Wonka in the origin narrative “Wonka” has been moved back from March 17, 2023, to December 15, 2023, in non-superhero-related changes.
Finally, the shark catastrophe film “Meg 2: The Trench,” starring Jason Statham, will hit cinemas on August 4, 2023.
Johnson was the first to shuffle Warner Bros.’ release schedule, announcing on Wednesday afternoon the delay of “Black Adam” and “Super-Pets.” Shortly after that, Warner Bros. officially announced the rest of the release date changes.
Warner Bros. is getting off the ground to 2022 with DC Comics’ “The Batman,” which features Robert Pattinson, Paul Dano, Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, and Colin Farrel. The Caped Crusader, directed by Matt Reeves, earned $134 million in its first weekend at the US box office, bringing out the crown among movies holding the highest opening weekend of 2022 and the second-highest premiere of the pandemic era, behind “Spider-Man: No Way Home.”