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DC Comics has shifted its upcoming film release dates. Here’s the update

‘The Batman’ will be a fall movie

A pair of set photos from the upcoming DC Comics film “The Batman” have dropped online, offering our first glimpse at the full Batman suit.
A pair of set photos from the upcoming DC Comics film “The Batman” have dropped online, offering our first glimpse at the full Batman suit.
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Warner Bros. will be shifting a number of release dates tied to comic book films.

What’s the news:

  • Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” will move its release date due to the coronavirus pandemic, shifting from June 25, 2021, to Oct. 1, 2021, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
  • “Shazam! 2” will be delayed from April 1, 2022, to Nov. 4, 2022.
  • But “The Flash” will go against the trend and be moved up from July 1, 2022, to June 3, 2022.

Superhero movies continue to move

Warner Bros.’ decision to move its release dates comes after Marvel Studios announced it would shift its Marvel Cinematic Universe films for the next few years because of the coronavirus pandemic, as I reported for the Deseret News.

  • “Black Widow” to open on Nov. 6, taking the spot of “The Eternals.”
  • “The Eternals” opens on Feb. 12, 2021, taking the spot of Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings.”
  • “Shang-Chi and the Legends of the Ten Rings” opens on May 7, 2021, taking the spot of “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.”
  • “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” opens on Nov. 5, 2021, taking the spot of “Thor: Love and Thunder.”
  • “Thor: Love and Thunder” opens on Feb. 18, 2022, taking the spot of an untitled Marvel film.
  • “Black Panther 2” opens on May 6, 2022.
  • “Captain Marvel 2” opens on July 8, 2022.