James Gunn’s Superman Movie & ‘The Batman’ Sequel Get 2025 Release Dates

Superman and Batman movies in the same year!

Superman DC Comics Robert Pattinson The Batman

Warner Bros. has revealed the release dates of two of its upcoming DC Comics movies.

The official release dates for the next Superman movie and Robert Pattinson’s Batman sequel were revealed during the DC Studios presentation at the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, California. The two movies are currenly slated to hit theaters in 2025.

The Superman movie, which is being written by DC Studios co-head James Gunn and features the subtitle “Legacy,” has been slated for July 11, 2025. The movie revolves around the Man of Steel as he balances “his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing” and his “embodiment of truth, justice and the American way and kindness in a world that thinks of kindness as old fashioned.” Henry Cavill is not returning as Superman, as the role is being recast with a younger actor.

Meanwhile, The Batman: Part II is set to hit theaters on October 3, 2025. Robert Pattinson is reprising his role as Bruce Wayne AKA Batman, with Matt Reeves directing and co-writing alongside Mattson Tomlin. The Batman sequel is set outside of the DC Universe, as Gunn and his DC Studios partner Peter Safran mentioned the project as part of their live-action Elseworlds label.

The future of the DC Universe

James Gunn and Peter Safran told journalists that their vision for the DC Universe includes locked scripts, wiggle room and a unified storyline across film, teleivsion, animation and video game projects. The two explained that the DC Universe could bring back elements from previous DC regimes, meaning that their eight-to-year plan is not a full reboot.

Shazam! Fury of the GodsThe FlashBlue Beetle and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom are currently in various stages of post-production at Warner Bros. Discovery, with all four DC Universe movies slated to hit theaters in 2023. Will the characters from those movies make appearances in the new DCU? Only Gunn and Safran know.

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.