The Matrix 4 Moved Up to 2021, The Batman Delayed To 2022

Warner Bros. has been busy with its various upcoming movies, following numerous delays. As a result, moviegoers may have to wait a little longer for certain blockbusters, while others get the nod ahead of their intended release.

The company recently announced a series of changes to the release dates of several of its highly-anticipated films across Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films. Here’s the full list of films that will have their theatrical releases shifted (again):

Film TitleOld Release DateNew Release Date
Dune17 December 20201 October 2021
The Matrix 41 April 202222 December 2021
The Batman1 October 20214 March 2022
The Flash3 June 20224 November 2022
Shazam!: Fury of the Gods4 November 20222 June 2023
Black Adam22 December 2021Undated

Though all these changes are notable, there are some that do stand out. Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix 4 will no longer release on 1 April 2022, which was intended to be the 23rd anniversary of Matrix Day, a.k.a the theatrical release of the first film in the series. It is also the only film here that had its release date moved up.

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune will now occupy Matt Reeves’ The Batman‘s 1 October 2021 berth, which in turn has been moved back to 2022 following Robert Pattinson’s recent recovery from COVID-19.

Interestingly, however, the Dwayne Johnson-led Black Adam is the only film that was taken off the release schedule. While Warner Bros. didn’t disclose the exact reasons why the film became undated, it raises questions to whether the movie’s scheduled filming for Summer 2021 will still take place.

This makes Wonder Woman 1984 now the only WB film to be released in 2020, provided it doesn’t get delayed again.

In any case, there is still plenty of reason to return to the cinemas in 2021… if no more delays happen, that is.