Warner Bros. (which belongs to the parent company of CNN) postpones the release dates of several films due to the pandemic.
The highly anticipated superhero film “The Batman”, starring Robert Pattinson and directed by Matt Reeves, was due to debut in theaters on June 25, 2021 and will be released on October 1, 2021.
“The Many Saints of Newark, which tells the story of Tony Soprano’s debut on the hit HBO series, was postponed from September 25, 2020 to March 12, 2021.
Other films including the biopic Elvis Presley by Baz Luhrmann with Tom Hanks and the sports drama “King Richard” with Will Smith will also have delayed openings.
Cinemas across the country have closed in the light of the pandemic.
President Trump has identified cinemas as one of the companies he would like to reopen soon to help stimulate the economy.
Warner Bros. previously shared that “In the Heights”, an adaptation of the hit musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda that was expected in theaters this summer, the animated film “Scoob” and the horror film directed by James Wan “Malignant” have been delayed with no release date announced yet.