Robert Pattinson’s The Batman and two other DC Comics movies have received new release dates due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Warner Bros. has announced that Robert Pattinon’s The Batman is now set to hit theaters on October 1, 2021. The film was originally scheduled to open on June 25, 2021. Meanwhile, The Flash has been moved up by a month to June 3, 2022, while Shazam! has been pushed back to November 4, 2022.
The Batman was knee-deep into production when Warner Bros. was forced to temproraily shut down the Robert Pattinson flick due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. British dialect coach Andrew Jack, one of the film’s crew members, passed away at the age of 76 due to complications from the coronavirus.
Director Matt Reeves recently offered an update on The Batman, revealing that “a quarter of the movie” had already been shot before the production was suspended. The filmmaker also said that he wants the movie to be “incredibly personal,” likening it to mystery classics such as the Jack Nicholson starrer Chinatown.
Full plot details on The Batman are being kept under lock and key, but we know that the film will center around a younger Bruce Wayne and feature a Rogues’ Gallery of villains that includes Catwoman, The Penguin, and The Riddler. Following the Caped Crusader during his formative years as Gotham City’s protector, The Batman will make use of the hero’s detective skills to a greater extent than previous live-action adaptations. It is expected to be the first chapter in a new Batman trilogy with Robert Pattinson.
Directed by Matt Reeves from a script he co-wrote with Mattson Tomlin, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.
The Batman is currently scheduled to hit theaters on June 25, 2021.
Source: Warner Bros.