Warner Bros. Shuffles Movie Release Schedule for Superhero Blockbusters

Photo from IMDb – “Jason Momoa in Aquaman (2018)”

Warner Bros. Shuffles Movie Release Schedule for Superhero Blockbusters

By Movieguide® Contributor

Warner Bros. pushed back the release dates of many of their upcoming blockbusters, including THE FLASH, AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM, WONKA, and BLACK ADAM. 

The studio decided to move release dates due to COVID-related delays. The visual effects on AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM and THE FLASH fell behind schedule, causing their release dates to move to 2023. 

Movies like BLACK ADAM and DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS are only getting moved back a few months. BLACK ADAM will be released in October, while SUPER-PETS is moving to BLACK ADAM’s previous release date in July. 

The Timothee Chalamet movie WONKA is also moving from March 2023 to Dec. 2023. 

SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS is the only movie to receive a sooner release date instead of a later one. The superhero movie was initially set to drop in June of next year. However, it will now be hitting theaters in December this year. 

“We’re thrilled to bring ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ to audiences as a Christmas gift this year,” the Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution, Jeff Goldstein, said. “Families of all ages will really enjoy it.”

Movieguide® previously reported on the SHAZAM! sequel: 

Christian actor Zachary Levi will reprise his role in the sequel to the DC movie SHAZAM!

According to Deadline, Warner Brothers will release SHAZAM! 2 in April of 2022.

Entertainment Weekly notes, “The film is in addition to a Black Adam film in the works starring The Rock that’s supposed to begin shooting next year. Black Adam is a character who is typically Shazam’s arch-nemesis.”

SHAZAM! released in the spring of 2019. The plot centers on Levi’s character as he fights the Seven Deadly Sins.

Movieguide® found SHAZAM! very family-friendly, except for some unneeded foul language and other unsavory material.