Warner Bros. shifts release dates for The Batman, The Flash and Shazam 2!

COVID-19 continues to wreck havoc on production schedules as some films are facing massive delays due to the virus. Warner Bros. has made some expected changes to its release slate.

Matt Reeves’ The Batman has now moved from June 25, 2021 to Oct. 1, 2021. While speaking with Deadline, Reeves said the film will continue shooting in London when quarantines are lifted instead of going to different locations. That makes sense as there’s less opportunities conceivably by staying in one area than traveling around the world for production. Reeves said a quarter of the film has been shot

The Flash has been shifted from July 1, 2021 to June 3, 2021.

Shazam 2! was set for an April 1, 2022 release date, but is now moving to Nov. 4.

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Warner Bros. has already delayed Wonder Woman 1984 from its planned June 5 release to August 14, but with so much uncertainty regarding when it will be safe to return to theaters, this date could still be very much in flux. At least one Wonder Woman shares my apprehension about that release:

I keep saying this, but I’m wondering if limited capacity theaters would equal releasing the film on home video. At this point moviegoers probably aren’t going to want to rush the theaters the moment they’re able to with some likely being very leery of sharing space with the potential for another round of Coronavirus.

What do you think?

Photo Credit: Matt Reeves

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