‘The Flash’ and ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ have both been delayed to 2023 by Warner Bros. in a major restructuring of its next film slate.
‘The Flash’ will now be released on June 23, 2023, rather than November 4th, 2022, probably the first time Ezra Miller will play the character in a lead role, and the Aquaman sequel ‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ will be released on March 17th, 2023, rather than December 16th, as previously planned, according to Variety.
Both projects have been delayed due to pandemic-related production delays, according to Variety. But this is only the latest in a string of setbacks for The Flash, which Warner Bros. had wanted to debut in 2018. Due to the overlapping nature of the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) films, Ezra Miller‘s Flash has already appeared in three films: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Justice League.
Along with Willy Wonka’s origin movie ‘Wonka,’ ‘Black Adam,’ and ‘DC League of Super-Pets,’ Warner Bros. is pushing back on the projects. Shazam!, on the other hand, is a sequel to ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ will see its release moved ahead to December 12 this year, after previously having been set to open in June 2023. That puts it head-to-head with ‘Avatar 2’ which is set for release just a few days later on December 16th.