Warner Bros. Pictures has shifted around its release schedule for the next few years with some key tentpole release date announcements and shifts.
First up, the “Mortal Kombat” reboot has been moved up six weeks to January 15th 2021. Currently filming in South Australia, the project has been fairly top secret but word leaking out of the set is apparently quite good so far.
Next, Lana Wachowski’s fourth “The Matrix” film has secured a May 21st 2021 release date – putting it up against another Keanu Reeves film – the fourth “John Wick”. One of these will flinch and move, with ‘Wick’ the most likely to be pushed back. “Matrix 4” moves into the old date that was once earmarked for Taika Waititi’s currently stalled “Akira” adaptation.
It wasn’t a banner year for Warner Bros.—‘Lego Movie 2,’ “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters” underperformed, “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” did well, but wasn’t a runaway hit, and “Motherless Brooklyn” and “The Goldfinch,” failed to connect during the awards season. Aside from the $1-billion-grossing “Joker,” the studio didn’t really have any monster-sized hits, but regardless, WB is looking ahead to the future.
Finally, the long delayed Ezra Miller-led “The Flash” film has now secured a July 1st 2022 release date. Andy Muschietti will helm the project with this date being the first time it has locked down one – suggesting Warners is finally intent on making this. That will make it the second DC Comics adaptation that year with “Aquaman 2” scheduled for December 22nd 2022.
Source: The Playlist