Not too long ago, we learned that DC has pushed a few of its films back. Black Adam and League of Super-Pets are pushing into the second half of the year, but sadly it seems that The Flash and Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom won’t release until 2023. On the flip side, Shazam: Fury of the Gods has taken the Aquaman sequel’s December slot going up against Avatar‘s long-awaited sequel. The Hollywood Reporter’s Aaron Couch was nice enough o share the overview of the new release window, which also includes Wonka and Meg 2.
It’s a bit depressing that The Flash is getting postponed by almost an entire year again. The film promised some massive changes to the DCEU, but its release also strongly affects projects like Batgirl, which will tie directly into it with the confirmed return of Michael Keaton. Who knows what other DC projects are getting delayed as a result due to this massive shift in their release schedule.
Still, Shazam making its way to December makes a lot of sense. Avatar’s sequel has been open about its aquatic direction, and it’s a clever way by Warner Bros. to avoid any Aquaman comparisons. Plus, Shazam: Fury of the Gods may also reach an audience that the sequel won’t and the bite out of its box office might be quite a bit smaller.