Just days after The Batman cleaned up at the box office, Warner Bros. has delayed all but one of its upcoming theatrical films based on DC Comics characters. Coincidence? Yeah, probably.
Apparently, the changes are due in part to COVID-related delays. My best bet is that either the VFX wouldn’t have been finished in time or they need more time to take into consideration potential reshoots.
Either way, here are the new release dates for the DC films as well as Wonka and Meg 2: The Trench:
- DC League of Super-Pets — July 29, 2022 (from May 20, 2022)
- Black Adam — October 21, 2022 (from July 29, 2022)
- Shazam! Fury of the Gods — December 16, 2022 (moved up from June 2, 2023)
- Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom — March 17, 2023 (from December 16, 2022)
- The Flash — June 23, 2023 (from November 4, 2022)
- Meg 2: The Trench — August 4, 2023
- Wonka — December 15, 2023 (from March 17, 2023)
For the most part, not too much of a shift. Black Adam is still coming out this year and the Shazam! sequel moving up was a pleasant surprise (though one some people online were thinking might happen given it finished filming long before Aquaman and The Flash had).
What seems to be on everyone’s minds now is whether Batgirl will also be delayed. It’s no secret that Michael Keaton has a role in both The Flash and Batgirl with the general consensus being that The Flash movie sets up Keaton’s Batman as the main Batman of the DC Extended Universe. If The Flash is now set for June 2023 it seems unlikely that HBO Max would release Batgirl in December of 2022 if it’s a pseudo-sequel to The Flash. *shoulder shrug*
Thoughts on the latest DCEU shuffles? Share ’em down in the comments!