Warner Adds Will Forte & Lana Condor to ‘Acme’ Cast, Shuffles Release Calendar

Warner Animation Group has tapped Will Forte (MacGruber, The Great North) and Lana Condor (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Rilakkuma & Kaoru) to star alongside John Cena in the upcoming live-action/animation hybrid flick Coyote vs. Acme, based on the classic Looney Tunes cartoons.

Forte will play the lawyer who represents Wile E. Coyote in his suit against the ACME Corporation, after one too many mail-order devices fail him in his unending quest for a morsel of Roadrunner. The case pits the cartoon carnivore and Forte against his intimidating boss (Cena), but a growing friendship stokes their determination to win.

Produced by Chris DeFaria and James Gunn, the new take on Wile E. Coyote’s many malfunctions is due in theaters July 21, 2023.

DC League of Super-Pets
DC League of Super-Pets

On the subject of release dates, Warner Bros. Pictures made a flurry of changes to its theatrical schedule, starting with the animated DC League of Super-Pets. Krypto and co. will have to wait until July 29 for their big screen debut, pushed back from the previous date of May 20. The plucky pet caper is written/directed by Jared Stern (The LEGO Batman Movie) and produced by Dwayne Johnson, who also voice stars as Krypto the Super-Dog alongside Kevin Hart, Vanessa Bayer, Natasha Lyonne and Diego Luna.

Additional 2022-2023 date changes include:

  • Black Adam: October 21 (from July 29)
  • Shazam! Fury of the Gods: December 16 (from June 2, 2023)
  • Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom: March 17, 2023 (from Dec. 16)
  • The Flash: June 23, 2023 (from Nov. 4)
  • Meg 2: The Trench (dated for Aug. 4, 2023)
  • Wonka: Dec. 15, 2023 (from March 17, 2023)

[Source: Deadline]

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