Slew of Delays Affect Matt Reeves' The Batman
Photo Courtesy: Variety.com
By: Brandon Caudill
It looks like everyone’s favorite caped crusader is going to have to wait a little longer in the Batcave.
The Batman is being delayed by Warner Brothers once again and is slated to now release March 4th, 2022. Initially, the movie was slated to be released on June 25th, 2021, then was pushed to October of the same year. But, with COVID-19 still wreaking havoc on movie theaters across the country, especially in Los Angeles and New York, it seems as though theaters will have to close for a bit longer.
Lately, Regal Cinemas stated they were shutting down over 500 theaters due to high debt and no box-office hits coming until at least December, if Wonder Woman 1984 doesn't see another push.
The movie stars Robert Pattinson as the Batman and would have given audiences a story that showed Batman going up against some of his iconic villains, such as The Penguin, The Riddler, and Catwoman.
Production on The Batman began shortly before the pandemic and was put on hold back in early 2020. Shortly after it resumed, Pattinson tested positive for coronavirus. He has since been cleared to return to set. A teaser trailer has been released and has over 23 million views on YouTube.
Warner Brothers have also announced that it is pushing back the dates of several other major movies such as The Flash, Black Adam, Shazam 2, and Dune.