Warner Bros pushes release dates of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and Shazam: Fury of the Gods
The reason to move away from a December release is to avoid clashing with James Cameron’s long-awaited sequel, Avatar: Way of the Water
Warner Bros is reportedly pushing the release dates of their upcoming DC films Shazam: Fury of the Gods and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Sources report that the Aquaman sequel needs more time in pre-production, so it is moving its release date from March 27, 2023, to December 25, 2023. Shazam: Fury of the Gods has been pushing its release date from April 2022 to June and then finally to December 16, 2022. Now, David F Sandberg’s sequel to Shazam is finally filling up Aquaman's previous release date, which falls on March 17, 2023.
The reason to move away from a December release is to avoid clashing with James Cameron’s long-awaited sequel, Avatar: Way of the Water, which is releasing on December 16, 2022. Ever since David Zaslav took over as the CEO of Warner Bros, he has been making a slew of changes, including the controversial move to axe a number of projects. Batgirl was cancelled while it was almost complete, and awaiting a release date from the studio.
Meanwhile, The Flash, starring Ezra Miller, which has been in development hell for more than two years, is finally scheduled to release on 23 June 2023. Despite the myriad of controversies surrounding the lead actor, the studio has not shown any signs of changing the release plans for the DC superhero film.