Breaking Bat News: WB Delays The Batman and More

Another day, another Corona delay. You pretty much know how it goes by now. Some major summer release has been delayed indefinitely while theaters and audiences are terrified by what is happening in the world around them. Studios are rescheduling hoping that world is able at some point this year to go see movies on the big screen. Today, it is Warner Brothers redoing their entire slate for the next couple of years. 

Once trapped in development hell, it seemed as though Matt Reeves's The Batman was finally inching closer and closer to being in front of our eyeballs. But given the global shut down and the film only being twenty-five percent shot, Warner Brothers has pushed back The Batman's release date sixth months to October 1st, 2021. This will not only give the studio more time, it will also let them take advantage of a release slot that has been good for them for films like Joker or A Star is Born.

Films also moved back include The Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark, King Richard, an untitled Elvis biopic, Shazam! 2, and The Flash being pushed into 2021 and 2022. It seems as though for right now, Warner Brothers is staying the course with their release dates for Tenet, Wonder Woman 1984, Dune, and The Suicide Squad still in place. Hopefully, we'll soon get to announce when a new movie is coming rather than when something is delayed and then go see it on the big screen. We miss that.