There seem to be some shake-ups happening behind the scenes of DC’s cinematic venture following the release of The Batman. This year will see the release of multiple DCEU films, which include The Flash, Black Adam, Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom, and reportedly Batgirl as production on that continues over in Glasgow. It seems after years of development hell on Black Adam, fans are gonna have to wait just a bit longer to witness his arrival.
Dwayne Johnson took to instagram to announce that League of Super Pets would be taking Black Adam’s July 29th release date with Black Adam now set to release on October 21st, 2022. The actor does not state a reason as to why the films were delayed but wanted to the news to come from him before it hit the trades. It’s possible the ongoing pandemic led to a few bumps in the road and they need some extra time to get things done.
Oddly Johnson also states that Black Adam will play theatrically throughout November and December, which would contradict Warner Bros. new 45-day theatrically exclusive release window for its films. Either way, Black Adams’ new release date is quite the shake-up to the current DC slate as this would now put Black Adam two weeks ahead of The Flash solo film’s.
It is highly unlikely that the studio would set those two massive films so close to each other so it wouldn’t be hard to believe that a delay for The Flash is a possible outcome, it’s possible that Flash could take Aquaman’s December release date, however that would pit it against the long-in-development sequel to Avatar. There’s a chance that WB is trying to pull out of that scenario altogether.