It’s bad news for DC fans around the world, and for fans of Willy Wonka but good news for The Meg 2!
Just when you thought COVID couldn’t strike down any more Hollywood movies, It does exactly that. This time, it’s a slew of Warner Bros. films that have been shunted around the schedules. And it is bad news for DC fans. Apart from one spot of good news, four of their upcoming content has been pushed back. A summer 2023 musical film has been pushed back until next Christmas. While a watery sequel has been given a release date for next summer’s season. But let’s start from the beginning and the DC universe moves.
DC LEAGUE OF SUPER-PETS
The first film that has been pushed back is ‘DC League Of Super-Pets.’ The film is a 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film. When the Justice League is captured by Lex Luthor, Superman’s dog, Krypto, forms a team of shelter-pets who were given superpowers: A hound named Ace, who becomes super-strong and indestructible, a pig named PB, who can grow to giant-size, a turtle named Merton, who becomes super-fast, and a squirrel named Chip, who gains electric powers. The film features the voices of Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart. Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne. Diego Luna, John Krasinski. Marc Maron, and Keanu Reeves among others. The film has been delayed from May 20th to July 29th.
Dwayne Johnson doesn’t have much luck with his release slots this year. After his animated DC movie got delayed, his upcoming ‘Black Adam’ has also been shunted backward. Originally due to open in theaters on July 29th, the film, a personal project for Johnson, has been moved to an October 21st release date instead.
We have been waiting for the standalone film of ‘The Flash’ for several years now. And we will have to wait even longer, I’m afraid. In the film, Barry Allen travels back in time to prevent his mother’s murder, which brings unintended consequences to his timeline. Ezra Miller once again takes on the title role with support from Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/ Batman and the returning Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne/ Batman. The film was scheduled to hit screens on November 4th. It will now speed into theatres on June 23rd, 2023.
AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM
Jason Momoa as the king of the seven seas doesn’t fare much better either. His DC sequel ‘Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom’ has sunk back beneath the waves for a while. It was due to be the DC Christmas movie on December 16th. Now it has swum away to resurface in a March 17th, 2023 slot.
SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS
It isn’t all bad news, though. ‘Shazam! Fury Of The Gods’ was originally due to hit theaters on June 2nd, 2023. It has now been moved up instead to hit us with its magic on December 16th of this year, taking the place ‘Aquaman’ originally occupied.
Where ‘Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom’ now resides was the release date of ‘Wonka.’ The film is a prequel to the original novel. It will focus on a young Willy Wonka and his adventures prior to opening the world’s most famous chocolate factory. Timothee Chalmet takes the main role in this musical fantasy film. It has been pushed back from a March 17th, 2023 opening to now open on December 15th, 2023 instead.
MEG 2: THE TRENCH
And finally, the currently filming monster sequel ‘Meg 2: The Trench’ has been given an opening date of August 4th, 2023. Jason Statham returns again for a second battle against the Megalodon. The film is filming in London at the moment so we will keep an eye on its progress.
We will keep you up to date with any other changes to the release schedules across the film studios. Keep checking back here at The Future Of The Force for any further details as they come in.
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures
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Carl Roberts is the News Editor of The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!