I hope no one around these parts was looking forward to watching Shazam! Fury of the Gods instead of Avatar: The Way of Water this Christmas because you’re out of luck.
Warner Bros. has just made some MASSIVE changes to its release calendar, which includes delaying two high-profile DC Extended Universe films. As previously mentioned, the Shazam! sequel has moved from December 21, 2022 to March 17, 2023. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, meanwhile, has been bumped from March 17, 2023 and will now open a whopping nine months later on December 25, 2023. Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav is clearly hoping for some repeat success after the first Aquaman opened during Christmas 2018 and ended up becoming the highest-grossing DC film ever. Who’s laughing about the fish superhero now?
Oh, and remember how Zaslav absolutely despises making streaming-only movies? Well, two films that were originally set for HBO Max will now open in theaters. House Party, produced by LeBron James, will hit theaters on December 9, 2022 while Evil Dead Rise will scare audiences on April 23, 2023.
Finally, The Nun 2 will open in theaters on September 8, 2023. Oh, I guess WB has also removed the Stephen King adaptation of Salem’s Lot from April 21, 2023 to an undetermined date next year.
That’s it for now. We’ll keep you posted when The Flash inevitably gets delayed.
What are your thoughts on the latest calendar shuffling from Warner Bros.?