There could be a lot more people dressing up as Batman for Halloween next year. Variety has learned that Warner Bros. has delayed its latest take on the Dark Knight, The Batman, from June 25, 2021 to Oct. 1, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fans will have to wait three additional months to see just how well Robert Pattinson fits the cowl.
Warner Bros. has also delayed two other DC superhero movies: The Flash and Shazam 2. The former will release on June 2, 2022 instead of July 1, while the latter will launch on Nov. 4, 2022 instead of April 1. The Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark, has also been been moved from Sept. 25, 2020 to March 12, 2021.
Interestingly, Christopher Nolan’s next big-budget mind bender, Tenet – which also stars Pattinson – is holding firm and retaining its original July 17 release date. Wonder Woman 1984, which was already delayed, is keeping its revised date of August 14.
“Other titles that were impacted by the broad changes to Warner Bros.’ theatrical release calendar include Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic, led by Austin Butler and Tom Hanks,” Variety added. “It was scheduled to launch Oct. 1, 2021, and will now grace theaters on Nov. 5, 2021. ‘King Richard,’ a sports drama starring Will Smith as the father of tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams, was pushed back a year, from Nov. 25, 2020, to Nov. 19, 2021. Elsewhere, the studio’s untitled Fred Hampton film has been pulled from the release calendar.”