Bad news for DC fans. It’s going to be another Marvel year. Coming off the hit that is The Batman, Warner Bros has shifted their big superhero tentpole films around like The Flash caught in the Speed Force.
Earlier today, the Red Notice star took to Instagram to reveal that Black Adam will now play in theaters on October 21, after originally being scheduled for release on July 29. The Johnson-produced animated DC League of Super-Pets has moved into Black Adam’s old July 29 slot. The film was originally scheduled for release on May 20.
Johnson joins Pierce Brosnan as Dr. Fate, Sarah Shahi as Adrianna Tomaz, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, Noah Centineo as Atom Smasher, and Quintessa Swindell as Cyclone. Marwan Kenzari and James Cusati-Moyer have also been cast in supporting roles.
Jungle Cruise director Jaume Collet-Serra is the visionary behind Black Adam, which has Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions on board as producers along with Beau Flynn of FlynnPictureCo. Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani penned the screenplay, which is based off an early story draft from Adam Sztykiel.
Flash and Aquaman to 2023; Shazam! Fury of the Gods November
In other moves, The Flash has moved from November 4, 2022 to June 23, 2023. Boo. The Aquaman sequel, meanwhile, has shifted from December 16, 2022 to March 17, 2023. This means the film will not have to compete with James Cameron’s long-awaited Avatar sequel at the box office. The Disney sequel is expected to feature a lot of underwater sequences likely to overshadow Atlantis.
Due to its Christmas setting, it had been expected that Batgirl would drop on HBO Max in December. With The Flash – a film we know will rewrite the DC Extended Universe’s timeline – pushed to 2023, we have no idea if Batgirl will still be released this year.
Black Adam’s nemesis, Shazam!, will now his sequel Fury of the Gods release will on December 16. This makes the Reel 360 team wonder if there will be an after-credits scene with Johnson’s Black Adam.
The Hollywood Reporter explains that COVID and delayed work on visual effects is the main reason for these release date changes, so the impact of the pandemic is clearly still being
Flash, Aquaman, and most likely Batgirl, will join other DC hero Blue Beetle on big and small screens in 2023.