Warner Bros. is delaying Matt Reeves’ extremely anticipated Batman film by 4 months because the studio shuffles its broader DC movie lineup.
The Batman was initially speculated to hit theaters on June 25th, 2021, however it’ll now open on October 1st, 2021, according to Deadline. Very like what occurred with Disney’s Marvel Studios slate, varied upcoming motion pictures below the DC Comics umbrella are shifting to accommodate needed modifications because of the pandemic.
Warner Bros.’ long-gestating The Flash will now be launched on June third, 2021, transferring up one month from its authentic July 1st date. Shazam 2, the sequel to Zachary Levi’s well-liked 2019 superhero film, is transferring from April 1st, 2022, to November 4th, 2022.
Contemplating that manufacturing on motion pictures and TV exhibits has shut down all over the world as folks keep dwelling to try to curb the unfold of the virus, the delays aren’t too shocking. Notably absent from Warner Bros. checklist, nonetheless, is an replace on the studio’s subsequent installment within the DC Universe, Surprise Lady 1984.
That film was delayed from June to August, and on the time of this writing, it’s nonetheless slated to open on August 14th. Though Surprise Lady 1984 could also be able to go, film theaters and audiences aren’t. Theaters are nonetheless shut down throughout the nation, and regardless of theater teams remaining hopeful that cineplexes can open someday in June, studios are questioning whether or not folks will wish to pack tightly into rooms with strangers. Even Surprise Lady 1984 actress Connie Nielsen told ABC News that she doesn’t “know concerning the August deadline.”
Warner Bros. has moved a couple of different titles in its roster round exterior of its DC umbrella, too. The Many Saints of Newark, a sequel movie to HBO’s The Sopranos, will now open on March 12th, 2021, as an alternative of September 25th, 2020. The studio’s untitled Elvis movie from director Baz Luhrmann is transferring one month, from November fifth, 2021, to October 1st, 2021. Tenet, Christopher Nolan’s extremely anticipated new movie, was additionally notably absent from the checklist.