‘Black Adam’ Delayed Three Months, ‘The Flash’ And ‘Aquaman 2’ Move To 2023 As ‘Shazam 2’ Moves Up

It’s a mixed bag if you’re hyped up for Warner Bros.’ upcoming DCEU slate. Four of their anticipated films have been delayed, two into 2023, while one has been moved up and will arrive this year.

So two Dwayne Johnson flicks have been pushed back a few months. Black Adam, which had been set to arrive on July 29th, will now open in theaters on October 21st, a three month delay. The Rock dropped the news on his fans like a ton of bricks, through his Instagram, of course.

Taking its place on July 29th is Johnson’s other DC Comics movie, the animated DC League of Super-Pets, in which he voices Krypto the Superdog.

Sadly, that’s not all. After being teased heavily for 2022 by the studio just weeks ago, both Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and The Flash have been pushed into next year.

The Flash moves from November 4th 2022 to June 23rd 2023, while Aquaman 2 goes from December 16th to March 17th 2023. On the plus side, Aquaman will no longer square off against James Cameron’s Avatar sequel. THR blames COVID and a slow down in visual effects work for the hold-ups.

So things are a bit quieter in 2022, but not too quiet. There’s one piece of good news, and it’s that Shazam: Fury of the Gods has vacated its June 2023 slot and moved up! It will take Aquaman‘s December 16th date and will now open this year.

When all is said and done, DC fans will get The Batman, DC League of Super-Pets, Black Adam, and Shazam: Fury of the Gods all in one year. That’s not too shabby.


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Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.