Production for Matt Reeves’ The Batman was temporarily halted in March due to the growing COVID-19 outbreak. This pause will inevitably push back the film’s release beyond its scheduled 25 June 2021 release date, and indeed it has.
Instead of a summer 2021 release, the upcoming Warner Bros. and DC film starring Robert Pattinson will instead be hitting theatres on 1 October 2021. Meaning The Batman will be more of a fall Halloween film instead of a summer blockbuster.
Interestingly, The Batman’s October 2021 release date puts it almost two years after Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker which released on 3 October 2019.
The Batman will see Pattinson starring alongside a star-studded cast lineup including Colin Farrell (the Penguin), Jeffrey Wright (Commissioner Gordon), Zoe Kravitz (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Paul Dano (the Riddler), John Turturro (Carmine Falcone), and Andy Serkis (Alfred Pennyworth).
The Batman is just one of many films that were affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, with Disney having to reschedule a number of its films releases including Black Widow and The Eternals.
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