The Flash and Aquaman 2 delayed by Warner Bros. – but Shazam 2 is coming earlier

image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman
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Warner Bros. has delayed The Flash and Aquaman 2 – but has moved Shazam 2 up to this year.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, The Flash has been moved back from November 4, 2022 to June 23, 2023. Aquaman 2, AKA Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, has been pushed back to March 17, 2023 from December 16, 2022. In better news, though, Shazam! Fury of the Gods has been moved up to December 16, 2022 from its June 2, 2023 release date. That means the sequel is going up against the long-awaited Avatar 2, which opens on the December date.

The Timothée Chalamet-starring Wonka was also delayed from March 17, 2023 to December 15, March 2023, while Meg 2: The Trench has been given an August 4, 2023 release date.

The report indicates that the changes come down to the pandemic causing a delay to visual effects on some films. 

Black Adam and DC League of Superpets have also been shuffled along the release slate, with the star of both movies, Dwayne Johnson, announcing the change on Instagram. DC League of Superpets, which boasts Keanu Reeves and John Krasinski among its voice cast, will now release July 29 of this year, with Black Adam coming later on October 21.

The Flash is thought to be based on the Flashpoint comic book story, which saw Barry Allen travel back in time to prevent his mother's death – accidentally ruining the timeline in the process. Ezra Miller returns as the titular superhero, while Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck are both back as their respective versions of Batman.

Aquaman 2, meanwhile, is more of a mystery, but sees Jason Momoa back as Arthur Curry, with Amber Heard and Patrick Wilson also back in their Aquaman roles.

While you wait for the next superhero movie to arrive, check out our guide to watching DC movies in order to get up to speed on the DCEU.

Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.