It looks like Warner Bros. Discovery is busy shuffling their schedules once again, as we have a new delay of various projects. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has been pushed back again to December 25th, 2023. This is a massive jump considering it was already pushed back and wasn’t going to release in March next year. There’s a likely chance that they are trying to rekindle the $1 billion they made in December 2018 with the first Aquaman movie. Interestingly enough, it seems The Flash is still gunning for its current release date.
That is not all, as Shazam: Fury of the Gods is now also pushed back once again. It was already pushed to release earlier on December 21st but now is taking over Aquaman‘s March release date. Perhaps they are hoping to replicate The Batman‘s legs with this release, but also move away from the danger that is Avatar: The Way of Water. Though it seemed like the Shazam sequel had a chance to create its own market as it had a very different demographic going against the Avatar sequel. Still, one can’t blame a studio for playing it safe with that giant tidal wave on the horizon.
That is not all, as the upcoming Evil Dead Rise film is now a theatrical release alongside New Line’s House Party. These were originally HBO Max exclusives but highlight David Zaslav‘s continued move away from something he believes is not worth the investment for the streaming service. The Nun 2 is also set to release in September 2023 with an untitled event film scheduled for the upcoming Super Bowl weekend. We’ll have to see if anything else gets changed at this rate.