It was only a matter of time before The Batman joins the growing list of leading film releases impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although production on Matt Reeves’ iteration of the Dark Knight was closed in March, there was some optimism (where that positivity came from, we don’t know) that filming could resume and end in time for The BatmanJune 2021 release date. a new report from Variety reveals that Warner Bros. postponed release dates for several titles, including The Batman, what stars Robert Pattinson as a caped crusader. The film will (hopefully) be released on October 1, 2021.
Warner Bros. also delayed the release of The Many Saints of Newark, The Prequel of David Chase The Sopranos. The film was scheduled to open on September 25 of this year, but will now open on March 12, 2021. Shazam 2, which was to be released in April 2022, will now arrive on November 4, 2022, while the (comically) long development Radiance a solo film with Ezra Miller will be released – sort of ??? – in theaters two months earlier, going from August 1, 2022 to June 2, 2022.
None of these dates seem particularly firm: It remains unclear exactly when and how film theaters will be able to reopen safely; it is expected that when restaurants resume operations, they will do so at half capacity – a tactic that theater chains may be forced to adopt when they finally reopen.