UNITED STATES: DC and WB have announced changes to the release dates of their upcoming films.
DC League of Super-Pets, Black Adam, Shazam: Fury of the Gods, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, and Flash were all scheduled to be released this year on their tentative dates, but it has now been officially confirmed that these films have been postponed.
The new release date is:
DC League of Super-Pets will now be released on June 29, 2022, rather than May 30, 2022.
Black Adam’s release date has been pushed back from July 29, 2022, to October 21, 2022.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods is the only film that has an earlier release date than the previous one. The film will now be released in theatres on December 16, 2022, rather than 2023. Now, the film will compete with Avatar 2, which will also be released on December 16, 2022. This will be an exciting phenomenon to witness, as Avatar has generated a lot of buzz since its release in 2009.
Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom have now been delayed to March 17, 2023. The film was originally scheduled to be released on December 16, 2022. However, it appears that the date has been switched with Shazam Fury of the Gods.
Flash has been delayed several times. Originally scheduled to release in 2020, it was postponed due to a pandemic, and then it was revealed that the film would hit theatres on November 4, 2022, but it has now been pushed back to June 23, 2023.
The year 2022 was regarded as a comeback year for DC, as it has undergone numerous changes since its inception. DC FanDome 2021 has created a lot of excitement for the upcoming films. The studio has also released an official teaser titled The World Needs Heroes, which reveals a few glimpses of the upcoming films.
With the release of The Batman, which has dominated the box office with a global collection of $258M, it has been speculated that DC may change the world of superheroes with its upcoming movies this year. However, all of the films have been postponed.
Though no official reason for the delay has been given by the studio, the delay is probably due to the merger of Warner Media and Discovery.
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