It looks like the gifts are rolling in early this year! Warner Bros. has been kicking it into high gear this month with official release dates for the most highly anticipated movies in its lineup.
Warner Bros. has released dates for The Matrix Four, which will be returning to the big screen for the first time since 2003. The movie is set to be released on May 21, 2021, so fans have to wait a while for Keanu Reeves’ appearance in tight black pants and a trench coat. It may not be released for a few years, but fans should get the hype train rolling for the incoming Reeves Revolution.
Standalone DC TV series The Flash is set for a July 1 release, but other fresh DC releases have, for the most part, been set for 2022 (cue groan of dismay). It’s a long time to wait, there are tons of titles in the pipeline for next year to tide us over, including Birds of Prey, Wonder Woman 1984, The Batman, The Suicide Squad, and Black Adam.
Unfortunately for fans of Aquaman, sequel Aquaman 2 isn’t set to release until Dec. 16, 2021.
The studio’s “Untitled Fred Hampton Project,” a feature film about the assassinated Black Panther activist Fred Hampton, is slated for an Aug. 21 release. For the fear lovers out there, the next installment of the terrifying Conjuring Universe, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, will be released on Sep. 11 — just in time for fall spookiness.
Unfortunately, the studio also announced that Taika Waititi’s live-action feature film Akira was taken off the release schedule for next year. But don’t worry, anime fans! Warner Bros. stated it’s moving up the Mortal Kombat release from its original March 2021 to Jan. 15, 2021.
Better pop some corn and set your calendars — don’t be like me and forget to buy tickets for premiere showings.
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