Shazam! Fury of the Gods: Christmas 2022

‘Shazam 2’ Moves to Christmas 2022 in Warne Release Date Shuffle

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Warner has shuffled the release dates for several movies, including Black Adam, The Flash, Aquaman 2, Wonka and Shazam 2.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and The Flash are both being pushed from 2022 to 2023 due to COVID-induced production delays with visual effects. The Jason Momoa-starring sequel is being pushed back from Dec. 16, 2022, to March 17, 2023. Meanwhile, Ezra Miller’s first solo outing as Flash is speeding away from Nov. 4, 2022, to June 23, 2023.

Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam is being pushed back three months to October 21, 2022.

“DC League of Super-Pets” is moving to July 29, 2022, which was “Black Adam’s” original date. “Super-Pets,” in which Johnson voices Superman’s canine best friend, Krypto the Super-Dog, was previously dated for May 20, 2022.

Shazam! Fury of the Gods is the only movie to move up a few months. The Zachary Levi-starring pic is flying up from June 2, 2023, to Dec. 12, 2022, just in time for the Christmas season.

“We’re thrilled to bring ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ to audiences as a Christmas gift this year,” said Jeff Goldstein, Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution. “Families of all ages will really enjoy it.”

Timothee Chalamet’s turn as chocolatier Willy Wonka in the origin story Wonka is being pushed back several months from March 17, 2023, to Dec. 15, 2023.

The shark disaster movie Meg 2: The Trench, starring Jason Statham, swims into theaters on August 4, 2023.

Johnson was the first to rock the Warner Bros. release calendar, announcing on Wednesday afternoon that “Black Adam” and “Super-Pets” were being delayed. Warner Bros. then made the rest of the release changes official shortly after.