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Every confirmed DC Comics movie coming to theaters and their new release dates, including’The Batman’ and’The Suicide Squad’

  • Warner Bros. set new release dates for several DC Comics movies on Monday, including “The Batman” and “The Flash.”
  • It had already moved “Wonder Woman 1984” from October to December.
  • The changes come after Warner Bros. and DC showed off upcoming DC Comics movies during the virtual DC FanDome event in August.
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Warner Bros. set new release dates for several DC Comics movies on Monday, including “The Batman” and “The Flash,” as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the theatrical calendar and slow productions.

The studio delayed “The Batman” again, this time from October 2021 to March 2022, almost a year after its initial release date. It also moved Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s “Black Adam” off the calendar from December 2021, with a new date to be determined.

Warner Bros. had already pushed “Wonder Woman 1984” back from October to December, but with the studio delaying “Dune,” which would have debuted that same month, it remains to be seen whether that date will stick. The studio initially said that there was room in the marketplace for both movies.

The release-date shifts come after Warner Bros. and DC pulled the curtain back on some anticipated theatrical releases in August during the virtual DC FanDome event, revealing new details and footage for “The Batman,” “Wonder Woman 1984,” and more.

DC movies have been trending upward since the DC Extended Universe experiment backfired with 2017’s superhero team-up movie, “Justice League,” which disappointed at the box office after extensive reshoots and was blasted by critics. Between then and now, “Aquaman” and “Joker” both grossed more than $1 billion worldwide and “Shazam!” debuted to favorable reviews.

While the coronavirus pandemic has upended some of DC and Warner Bros.’ plans — notably by pushing release dates or stalling productions — the FanDome event highlighted the scope of future movies.

We rounded up every DC movie with a confirmed release date. An “Aquaman” spinoff, called “The Trench,” is also in the works, but hasn’t been dated yet. We included “Black Adam” since it was previously on the release calendar.

Fans can expect plenty of DC content outside of theatrically released movies, too. The long-awaited “Snyder Cut” of “Justice League” hits HBO Max next year. After “Justice League” flopped, fans clamored for Snyder’s director’s cut and now they ‘re getting it.

Max is also developing original DC shows like a prequel to “The Batman” focused on the Gotham City police and a spinoff of James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad” starring John Cena.

This story was originally published in December 2019 and has been updated with new release dates.

Below are seven DC movies with confirmed release dates hitting theaters: