Warner Bros. announced new release dates, bringing previous HBO Max originals to theaters, while once again delaying Shazam: Fury of the Gods and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
The wait for the Shazam and Aquaman sequels continue, as WB once again is changing things up on their schedule. At this point, it’s almost humorous how much the dates have shifted for both of these films.
Shazam: Fury of the Gods was once slated to arrive back in April of this year, then pushed to November, then pushed to June 2023 before being pulled FORWARD to December 2022. Now, it’s moving from that spot and will now hit theaters on March 17, 2023.
If that date sounds familiar, that’s because it was the slot given to Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom when it was moved out of Christmas of this year. Now, James Wan’s sequel is slated to arrive NEXT Christmas, on December 25, 2023.
On top of shifting the superhero flicks, WB has also given new theatrical release dates to two films previously set to only hit HBO Max. The House Party remake (which tested worse than Batgirl, but whatever) will now hit theaters on December 9, 2022 and Evil Dead Rise (a continuation of the classic horror franchise) will launch on April 21, 2023.
The Nun 2, the next film in The Conjuring universe has also, finally, been dated and will hit theaters on September 8, 2023. But HBO Max is apparently getting SOME new content this Holiday season as WB has set dates for four Christmas movies, including the sequel to A Christmas Story.
A Christmas Story Christmas – November 17, 2022
Holiday Harmony – November 24, 2022
A Christmas Mystery – November 24, 2022
A Hollywood Christmas – December 1, 2022
Just in case, it’s probably best to mark down all these release dates in pencil in case they change once again.