After big reveals like the new designs of Batmobile and Batsuit, fans were hyped about the new Batman movie starring Robert Pattinson in the lead role. Unfortunately, Warner Bros is delaying the production by four months as the studio shuffles its broader DC film lineup.
Source: The Verge
Before this, The Batman was supposed to release on June 25th, 2021 but according to Deadline, the date has been pushed forward to October 1st, 2021. This is exactly what happened with Disney and Marvel previously as they adjusted their schedules because of the pandemic.
Warner Bros’ The Flash will now hit theaters on June 3rd, 2022 instead of its original July 1st date given by the prediction company. Shazam 2, the sequel to Zachary Levi’s popular 2019 superhero movie, is moving from April 1st, 2022, to November 4th, 2022.
Even though all these changes are quite disappointing, they are not unexpected. All over the world, companies are shifting schedules to accommodate necessary changes. The only update we have not received from Warner Bros is about the studio’s next installment Wonder Woman 1984.
Previously, it was delayed from June to August but since theaters are closed until further notice, we are not sure if the studio will even release the movie. Wonder Woman 1984 actress Connie Neilson told ABC News that she doesn’t “know about the August deadline”.
Other changes in the DC universe indicate that The Many Saints of Newark, a sequel film to HBO’s The Sopranos will now open on March 12th, 2021 instead of September 25th, 2020. The studio’s untitled Elvis film from director Baz Luhrmann is moving one month, from October 1st, 2021 to November 5th, 2021. Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated new film, was also notably absent from the list.