The Batman co-writer Mattson Tomlin reacted to the new release date for the film.
Warner Bros. and DC’s latest reboot of the Batman film series was originally scheduled to be released in theaters on June 25, 2021. However, the coronavirus pandemic forced studios to delay or suspend production on multiple projects and consequently adjust their release dates amid the uncertainty regarding when it might be safe to resume filming.
Yesterday, Warner Bros. announced that the release date of The Batman is being pushed back to October 2021 and now co-writer Mattson Tomlin has reacted to the news on his official Twitter with a GIf of the Caped Crusader from the ’90s animated series. In the caption, Tomlin noted that October suits the mood of the film, prompting some fans to believe the writer is hinting at The Batman taking at least some inspiration from The Long Halloween comic book storyline.
Check out Mattson Tomlin’s post below.
? October. Suits the mood. pic.twitter.com/RrobO0i1hc
— mattson tomlin (@mattsontomlin) April 20, 2020
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Full plot details on The Batman are currently under wraps, though 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 trilogy with Robert Pattinson as Batman.
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 be released in theaters on October 1, 2021.