Warner Bros.’ DC Film Slate Delay Could Help ‘Aquaman 2’ and ‘Shazam 2’ at the Box Office

”Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom“ will no longer directly compete against another blockbuster sequel in ”Avatar 2“

Dwayne Johnson and Warner Bros. zapped fans on Wednesday when they announced that DC would push back its entire film slate — including Johnson’s eagerly awaited “Black Adam” and “DC League of Super-Pets.” But those delays could end up putting two other DC sequels, “Shazam: Fury of the Gods” and “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” in better position for box office success.

As with their counterparts at Disney and Marvel Studios, Warner Bros. and DC Films shifted most of their films back to placeholder release dates, with “Super-Pets” moving from May to the slot previously held by “Black Adam” on July 29. Meanwhile, “Black Adam” will open on Oct. 21, “Aquaman 2” will be land in March 2023, and “The Flash” will move to June 2023.

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Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com • Twitter: @jeremyfuster