Warner Bros. has shuffled its film calendar once more, unveiling new launch dates for Dune, The Batman, The Matrix 4, The Flash, and Shazam! Fury of the Gods. Lastly, Black Adam has misplaced its launch date. Denis Villeneuve’s star-studded Dune has jumped from December 2020 to October 1, 2021. Owing to that, Robert Pattinson-led The Batman has been pushed from October 1, 2021 to March 4, 2022. In flip, The Matrix Four has been introduced ahead from April 1, 2022 to December 22, 2021. Dwayne Johnson-led Black Adam, set for December 2021, is now with out a launch yr. The Flash runs from June 3, 2022 to November 4, 2022. And due to that, Shazam! 2 goes from November 4, 2022 to June 2, 2023.
Dune was the primary domino that fell, and that was anticipated since Surprise Girl 1984 had lately moved from early October to Christmas. That is the primary delay for the sci-fi adaptation. With Warner Bros. giving Dune the date booked for The Batman, it had no alternative however to push the DC film additional on — for a second time. The Batman was initially set for June 2021. It provides The Batman director Matt Reeves 5 extra months to shine his Caped Crusader reboot, which has seen manufacturing delays as a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic — The Batman is filming outdoors London within the UK — and Pattinson reportedly testing constructive for COVID-19.
That hasn’t been as a lot of an issue for the as-yet untitled The Matrix Four that has been filming in Germany, which has dealt with the pandemic a lot better. That is why it is the one Warner Bros. movie that has been introduced ahead by a bit over three months. It was initially set for Might 2021, then pushed to April 2022 as a consequence of COVID-19, and can now open Christmas 2021. The Matrix Four reunites director Lana Wachowski with returning stars Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Lambert Wilson, who’re joined by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Neil Patrick Harris, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Daniel Bernhardt, and Priyanka Chopra amongst others.
The Matrix Four takes over the Christmas 2021 launch date that was reserved for the Johnson-led Black Adam. It is unclear why Warner Bros. has moved the DC movie off its calendar solely, contemplating the movie has been filling its important forged and getting ready for a manufacturing begin in early 2021. What this implies for now could be that James Gunn’s gentle reboot of The Suicide Squad — slated for August 6, 2021 — is now the one DC movie universe property for 2021. In the meantime, The Flash has been delayed as soon as once more, this time by 5 months that in flip has pushed Shazam! 2 to mid-2023. Aquaman 2 is ready for December 2022 however WB won’t maintain that since The Flash is a month earlier than.
Dune will now open October 1, 2021, adopted by The Matrix Four on December 22, 2021, The Batman on March 4, 2022, The Flash on November 4, 2022, and Shazam! Fury of the Gods on June 2, 2023.