Warner Bros. has once again shuffled its calendar including “The Batman” being pushed back to 2022 as well as “Dune” receiving a new release date…
The release calendar for 2020 is nearly wiped clean now.
Warner Bros. announced a series of scheduling changes for its upcoming slate of movies including several high profile DC films such as “The Batman” and “The Flash” being pushed back as well as “Dune,” which will now be released in 2021. The changes come in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has largely crippled the movie theater business throughout 2020.
“Dune” — the highly anticipated adaptation of the classic Frank Herbert novels from director Denis Villeneuve — was originally slated for release in December. While production on the film has already been wrapped, “Dune” won’t land in theaters until Oct. 1, 2021.
In addition to “Dune” being pushed back almost an entire year, several DC films have also received new release dates including “The Batman” from director Matthew Reeves.
“The Batman” was originally expected to be released on Oct. 1, 2021 but now that movie will hit theaters on March 4, 2022.
“The Flash” film starring Ezra Miller will now be released on Nov. 4, 2022 while “Shazam 2” starring Zachary Levi will land in movie theaters on June 2, 2023.
“Black Adam,” which will star Dwayne Johnson in the lead role has been completely removed from the Warner Bros. release date list. As of now, production hasn’t even started on that particular project.
One film that is actually moving forward is the upcoming sequel “The Matrix 4,” which was originally lated to drop in 2022 but now that movie will be released on Dec. 22, 2021.
The only other major movie on the Warner Bros. calendar that’s still expected to be released this year is “Wonder Woman 1984,” which is currently set to drop on Dec. 25. As of now, Warner Bros. has not pushed back the date for that film, although given the landscape with movie theaters still shut down in many major markets including New York and Los Angeles, it would seem only a matter of time before that movie also receives a new release date.