'Aquaman,' 'Shazam!' Sequels Delayed Reportedly Due to Cost-Cutting Measures

As Warner Bros. Discovery undergoes new leadership.

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The release dates of the Aquaman and Shazam! sequels have been delayed once again.

According to reports, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will now premiere on December 25, 2023 while Shazam! Fury of the Gods will take over Aquaman 2’s old date of March 17, 2023 instead of its December date. Both films will see franchise leads Jason Momoa and Zachary Levi return as the titular superheroes.

The Hollywood Reporter adds that the delays could stem from Warner Bros. Discovery‘s plans to “out the marketing and distribution costs associated with releasing a studio tentpole.” The parent company’s new CEO David Zaslav is supposedly prioritizing cost-cutting measures and is more interested in Warner’s theatrical films over streaming.

Elsewhere in entertainment, a script of The Batman 2 is reportedly in the works with Matt Reeves.

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