‘Aquaman 2’ & ‘The Flash’ Pushed To 2023 As ‘Shazam! 2’ Moves Up

Lots of changes!

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, The Flash and Black Adam have been pushed back while Shazam! Fury of the Gods is now hitting theaters sooner than expected.

With The Batman now playing in theaters, Warner Bros. has made the decision to shuffle some of its DC Films-related release dates. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which was scheduled to open on December 16, 2022, is now hitting theaters on March 17, 2023. The Flash is moving to June 23, 2023, back from November 4, 2022.

Meanwhile, Dwayne Johnson’s first cinematic solo outing as Black Adam is now set to hit theaters on Octomber 21, 2022. Its original release date was July 29th. Lastly, Shazam! Fury of the Gods has been moved forward to December 16, 2022, setting the film up for a showdown against James Cameron’s Avatar 2.

The Batman opened in theaters last week, debuting with $258.2 million at the worldwide box office. The film is on track to become a huge hit for Warner Brothers, with a spin-off series focusing on The Penguin already on the way for the HBO Max streaming service.

Here is the official synopsis for the movie:

Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies — Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) — amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.

When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano). As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.

Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson and Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Colin Farrell as the Penguin and Barry Keoghan as The Joker.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.