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The Batman, Shazam 2 and The Flash all get new release dates because of, well, you know why

April 21st, 2020 by Marc Comments

More major rescheduling for a slate of movies we were excited for as that damned virus continues to wreck everyone’s day.

First up, and not surprisingly, The Batman, which was filming in the UK until about six weeks ago, has been moved back from its planned release date of June 25th, 2021 to October 1st, 2021… so not too bad, in fairness.

The movie was set to star Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman as is written/directed by Matt Reeves.

On top of that, more disruption for DC as Shazam! 2 has been pushed back from April 1st, 2022 to November 4th, 2022. And, sticking to DC, it looks like The Flash – which seems to have been coming for the last 30 years – has been rescheduled again, moving from July 1st, 2022 to June 2nd, 2022 – yes, that’s earlier than expected; you didn’t see that coming, did you?

On the Shazam! sequel, director David F Sandberg had this to say: “On Lights Out everything was new and scary, and then Annabelle: Creation was such a great experience where it felt like, ‘OK, now I know how this works’. I’m hoping for the same thing on Shazam. The first one was like, ‘Oh shit, how do you do all these things? I’ve never done a superhero movie before, with the visual effects and everything.’ Now it feels like I know how this works, so for the sequel we can have more fun and really get into it, you know?”

In related news, The Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark, has been moved from September 25th this year to March 12th, 2021.
But wait, we’re not done on the delay front just yet. King Richard, the sports drama centered on the father of tennis icons Venus and Serena Williams, has been pushed back a whole year, from Nov. 25, 2020 to Nov. 19, 2021. Then there’s Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic, which stars Austin Butler as the eponymous singer and Tom Hanks as the Presley’s manager, Colonel Tom Parker. That movie’s been delayed just a smudge, from Oct. 1, 2021 to November 5, 2021.

So far, Warners’ other big movies Tenet and The Matrix 4 are holding on to their release dates.

But this is an ever-changing landscape, so I wouldn’t bet on them remaining static.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….