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Warner Bros Delays Release Dates ‘Aquaman 2’, ‘The Flash,’ ‘Black Adam,’ and More; When Can You Expect to Stream Them

Lauren Forristal

Warner Bros. announced a huge reshuffling of its 2022-23 movie release slate, pulling forward “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” while all other movies dropped back, starting with Dwayne Johnson’s “Black Adam,” which has been moved from this summer to October. “DC League of Super-Pets,” which also features Johnson, will now move from May 20 to “Black Adam’s” previous July 29 date. “The Flash” and “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom” were pushed from late 2022 into 2023.

Non-DC movies such as “Wonka” starring Timothee Chalamet has been given a hefty delay from March 17, 2023 to Dec. 15. Jason Statham’s shark sequel “Meg 2: The Trench” will arrive in theaters on Aug. 4, 2023.

Just like Disney’s reshuffle of Marvel films in October 2021, HBO Max subscribers will have to wait even longer than theater-goers if they want to watch all the DC action coming to the screen. With these dates now set, and the pandemic seeming to loosen its grip on studio plans, many fans will be hoping that these are the last substantial COVID-19 delays that we see.

Warner Bros.’ movies typically play exclusively in theaters for a minimum of 45 days before they appear on digital platforms. Here are our estimated guesses as to when the films will be available to stream on HBO Max.

Coming to HBO Max in 2022

  • DC League of Super-Pets

    July 27, 2022

    When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto the Super-Dog must convince a rag-tag shelter pack - Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel - to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the superheroes.

    Estimated to stream on HBO Max in mid-September (around September 12, 2022).

  • Black Adam

    October 19, 2022

    Nearly 5,000 years after he was bestowed with the almighty powers of the Egyptian gods—and imprisoned just as quickly—Black Adam is freed from his earthly tomb, ready to unleash his unique form of justice on the modern world.

    Should appear on HBO Max around early December (approximately December 5).

Coming to HBO Max in 2023

  • Shazam! Fury of the Gods

    March 15, 2023

    Billy Batson and his foster siblings, who transform into superheroes by saying “Shazam!”, are forced to get back into action and fight the Daughters of Atlas, who they must stop from using a weapon that could destroy the world.

    Even though the movie will appear in theaters in December, 2022, it will likely not appear on HBO Max until late January (maybe January 26, 2023).

  • Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom

    December 20, 2023

    When an ancient power is unleashed, Aquaman must forge an uneasy alliance with an unlikely ally to protect Atlantis, and the world, from irreversible devastation.

    Will probably hit the service around the beginning of May (possibly May 1).

  • The Flash

    June 14, 2023

    When his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry Allen becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned and there are no Super Heroes to turn to. In order to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?

    Possibly early August (August 7, 2023).

  • Meg 2: The Trench

    August 2, 2023

    An exploratory dive into the deepest depths of the ocean of a daring research team spirals into chaos when a malevolent mining operation threatens their mission and forces them into a high-stakes battle for survival.

    Mid-September (Around September 18).

Coming to HBO Max in 2024

  • Wonka

    December 13, 2023

    A young Willy Wonka embarks on a mission to spread joy through his chocolate, which quickly becomes a phenomenon.

    Premieres in theaters on December 15. We expect it to be released onto HBO Max somewhere around late January 2024 (January 29).


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