The release dates for Aquaman 2 and Shazam 2 have been postponed again as Warner Bros continue to shake things up in their movie roster.
The sequel to 2018’s Aquaman officially titled Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom initially pushed back from December 16, 2022 to March 17, 2023 has been pushed back even further to December 23, 2023 meaning viewers would have to wait five whole years to see the King of Atlantis on the big screen again. Shazam! Fury of the Gods has also now been moved to March 17, 2023, taking up Aquaman’s old spot yet again as it was initially slated for release on December 17, 2022.
Several non DCEU films have also been affected by the shake up as well. House Party, the reboot of the 1990 cult classic and Evil Dead Rise will now have a theatrical release instead of releasing on HBO Max. House Party will premiere on December 9, 2022, while Evil Dead Rise will premiere on April 21, 2023. The Nun 2 from the Conjuring franchise will now be released on September 8, 2023 while the film adaptation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot will now release on a TBD date in 2023 instead of its initial April 21, 2023 release date.
In retrospect, Batgirl’s cancellation seems to be the first of many changes being put in place by Warner Bros Discovery led David Zaslav as he tries to imitate the success achieved by the MCU.
“We’re not going to launch a movie until it’s ready,” Zaslav said, adding: “We’re not going to launch a movie to make a quarter, and we’re not going to put a movie out unless we believe in it.”