Warner Bros is one of the biggest production houses in Hollywood, and in the world, especially when it comes to the superhero genre with DC. With COVID-19 crisis taking over normal life, lockdowns everywhere, production cycles for every studio are affected and Warner Bros is no exception. Movies like The Batman, Shazam 2, and other big projects have been affected with some releases getting postponed to even 6 months after original schedule. Here's a look at the new release schedule.
1. The Batman delayed
The Batman is one of the biggest projects in the superhero world to get delayed in the upcoming release cycle. Originally set for a June 25, 2021 release, The Batman is now being pushed to October 1 next year.
2. Elvis Presley biopic delayed
Warner Bros had started work on an Elvis Presley drama, starring Tom Hanks, directed by Baz Luhrmann. After the actor's COVID-19 scare, the movie has been pushed by about 1 month, from October 1, 2021 to November 5, 2021.
3. Shazam 2 delayed
Shazam! 2, sequel to the superhit origin movie, is also being delayed from April 1, 2022 to November 4, 2022. Fans wil have to wait much longer to see the powerful, yet hilarious, superhero back in action.
4. King Richard delayed
Will Smith's much-awaited King Richard, by Warner Bros, is also getting delayed as part of this release schedule shuffle. The upcoming biopic on the life of Serena and Venus Williams, and ther father Richard Williams, is being delayed to 2021 from 2020.
5. Fred Hampton biopic delayed
An untitled film based on Black Panther party member Fred Hampton is also getting delayed, but indefinitely. The biopic was earlier slated for release in August this year, but has since been removed from the calendar.
6. The Many Saints of Newark delayed
Prequel to HBO crime drama series The Sopranos, The Many Saints of Newark is being pushed from September 2020, much later, to March 2021.
7. The Flash delayed
After two appearances in Batman v Superman and Justice League, The Flash was expected to make his first solo appearance in Warner Bros' The Flash set for release on July 1, 2022. It will now release earlier than expected - June 3, 2022.