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 Title||Old Release Date||New Release Date|
|Dune||17 December 2020||1 October 2021|
|The Matrix 4||1 April 2022||22 December 2021|
|The Batman||1 October 2021||4 March 2022|
|The Flash||3 June 2022||4 November 2022|
|Shazam!: Fury of the Gods||4 November 2022||2 June 2023|
|Black Adam||22 December 2021||Undated|
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.
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