• Jake Wright

The Flash, Black Adam & Aquaman 2 Hit With Delays Whilst Shazam 2 is Pushed Forward to 2022

Three upcoming DCEU (DC Extended Universe) movies have been struck with major blows as Warner Bros. have delayed Black Adam, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom & The Flash.

The new dates for the movies are as follows:

Black Adam – moved from July 29 2022 to October 21 2022

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom – moved from December 16 2022 to March 17 2023

The Flash – moved from November 4 2022 to June 23 2023

Shazam: Fury of the Gods moved forward from June 2 2023 to December 16 2022

Immediately after Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson released a video on Instagram stating that Black Adam would be releasing in October instead of the supposed July release date, Warner Bros. and DC were quick to address the statement with an official press release declaring delays for other DCEU movies as well.

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The reasoning behind these delays seems to be down to reshoots – which onetakenews.com exclusively revealed was the reason behind the Black Adam delay – or visual effects adjustments which appears to be the likely reason for Aquaman and Flash’s delay, but the reshuffle has also included one major DC movie being pushed forward: Shazam: Fury of the Gods.

Originally scheduled for a 2023 release, the Shazam sequel has now been pushed forward six months to a December 16 2022 release, which was the original release date for Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. This is a huge push forward for a movie indicating there may be some jiggling around to do with the DCEU timeline and because of course Shazam and Black Adam are so closely linked in the comics, it may be something to do with coinciding one another’s respective movies.

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The Flash has suffered the most with multiple delays and swapping of director’s & writers along its journey of production. Though all these movies have suffered a setback in release date, this is by no means a negative thing. Major big screen releases take time to perfect in order to be a satisfactory release for the audience, so the only negative setback known about these delays at this current time is patience from the DCEU audience.

It is unknown if Leslie Grace’s upcoming Batgirl movie will be affected by this rejiggling of movies, but it is highly suspected that it will also suffer from some sort of delay. Considering Michael Keaton’s Batman is set to feature within the movie after originally intended to debut in The Flash, Batgirl releasing before Ezra Miller’s Flash movie wouldn’t make sense regarding the timeline meaning we can expect another delay from a DCEU movie.

What do you make of these delays for the DCEU? Has it affected your hype? Let us know in the comments below.