Warner Bros. shuffles its upcoming DC Comics movie slate

A number of upcoming DC Comics movie release dates have been shuffled around by parent studio, Warner Bros. Discovery.

The recent Warner Bros. Discovery merger has sent a tsunami through the film world, with projects such as Batgirl and Scoob! Holiday Haunt being cancelled altogether, despite production on both movies reportedly being complete.

According to Deadline, the studio has now announced it will be pushing back the release of two of its major live-action DC Comics films, with a pair of superhero sequels arriving later in 2023. James Wan’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom has moved from March 23 to December 25, with the Jason Momoa undersea adventure reportedly requiring additional postproduction time.

Shazam!: Fury of the Gods was due to arrive December 21, 2022, but the magical hero has now been delayed until March 17, wisely avoiding James Cameron’s highly-anticipated Avatar: The Way of Water. The revised release schedule is sure to cause LEGO DC fans more sleepless nights. With only one set featuring the company’s comic book characters currently due for release this year, hopes for additional new products based on the DC Universe are pretty much rock bottom at the moment.

76220 Batman versus Harley Quinn

76220 Batman versus Harley Quinn is a 4+ model that includes minifigures of both characters and a simple brick-built Batcycle. The set was previously revealed by a Dutch retailer and has since appeared on the Kids section of the official LEGO site, although no release date has yet been announced. It’s not the possible rumoured $500 LEGO superhero set fans have been hoping for, but at least it’s something.

To find out what we think could be done to resurrect the LEGO DC Super Heroes theme, be sure to check out our thoughts in this feature.

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