In the wake of DUNE leaving its Christmas 2020 launch date in favor of October 2021 comes extra launch date shuffles from WB, and the information (through Deadline) is not good. With DUNE now occupying it is authentic October 1st, 2021 date, THE BATMAN is now shifting to March 4th, 2022, whereas SHAZAM! FURY OF THE GODS is heading to June 2nd, 2023. Ouch!
Meanwhile, BLACK ADAM is quickly dateless, as the brand new huge vacation 2021 launch goes to be, in an surprising twist, THE MATRIX 4, which has been moved up to December 22nd, 2021. And that is not all of us. Andy Muschietti’s extremely anticipated THE FLASH, which is meant to formally kick-off the DC multiverse, can be being shuffled, shifting back eight months to June third, 2022.
So why all the launched date strikes? Here’s the factor – studios should stake out launch dates years upfront. COVID-19 threw all the things out of whack, particularly now with it seeming like just about your entire slate of 2020 tentpoles are being delayed to 2021. In a means, it is as is 2020 by no means occurred so far as films go, however the issue is the entire launch date swaps have created a severe log jam of titles, so most huge 2021 films will now open in 2022. C’est la vie, however hey, at the very least the films are still being made, right?
See you all on the films in 2021. It’s gonna be EPIC.