After quite a few modifications to its launch date, Shazam 2’s director cites the discharge of Avatar: The Way of Water as the rationale for the most recent delay.
Following numerous modifications to the discharge date of the highly-anticipated Shazam! sequel, the film’s director has confirmed the most recent delay is right down to the upcoming launch of Avatar: The Way of Water.
In a current tweet, David F. Sandberg cited the monopoly the upcoming James Cameron epic may have on IMAX/PLF screens as the primary purpose that Shazam! Fury of the Gods has been pushed again to March 2023. “Fury of the Gods is an enormous film & needs to be seen large!” wrote Sandberg, referencing the visible constancy supplied by the claimed theaters.
This is the most recent in a collection of delays and setbacks associated to Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe properties, with Aquaman 2 being pushed again 9 months to Dec. 25, 2023, and the just about full Batgirl being pulled totally from launch schedules. The Flash can be mentioned to be underneath additional consideration by the studio after the various controversies surrounding the movie’s lead, Ezra Miller, made vital headlines worldwide.
Parent firm Warner Bros. Discovery has additionally run into difficulties in current weeks following its merger with HBO Max, because the streaming service pulled a number of reveals in an effort to chop prices. Among the affected have been 36 animated collection, together with Infinity Train and Aquaman: King of Atlantis, leading to a major drop in value for the inventory that has misplaced 50% of its worth for the reason that starting of 2022.
While followers could also be involved about DC’s slate, many deliberate tasks are nonetheless in manufacturing. Beyond Shazam!, Black Adam remains to be scheduled for a launch on Oct. 21, whereas Angel Manuel Sota’s tackle Blue Beetle is seemingly nonetheless on monitor. The second season of Suicide Squad spin-off Peacemaker is in energetic growth for a possible launch on the streaming service in 2023 with director/author James Gunn promising followers that the John Cena-led collection is “protected.”
Outside of the DCEU, Warner Bros is engaged on a number of different superhero-related tasks. The sequel to Todd Phillips’ field workplace smash Joker, provisionally titled Joker: Folie à Deux, has been given the inexperienced gentle and a tentative launch date of Oct. 4, 2024. Information surrounding Matt Reeves’ DC entry, The Batman, can be constructive, with the movie in growth however but to obtain the go-ahead to enter full manufacturing.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods flies into theaters on March 17, 2023.