WB Shuffles The Batman Release Date, Plus The Flash & More!
Warner Bros. has announced the following changes and updates to their release schedule: The Many Saints of Newark moves from 09/25/20 to 03/12/21; Reminiscence will be released on 04/16/21 this will be released in IMAX; The Batman moves from 06/25/21 to 10/01/21 this will be released in IMAX; Untitled Elvis film moves from 10/01/21 to 11/05/21; King Richard moves from 11/25/20 to 11/19/21; Untitled Fred Hampton moves from 08/21/20 to Unset; The Flash moves from 07/01/22 to 06/03/22 this will be released in IMAX; Shazam! 2 moves from 04/01/22 to 11/04/22 this will be released in IMAX; Untitled WB Event Film will be released on 06/25/21; an Untitled WB event film will be released on 04/01/22.
The Many Saints of Newark will open against Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon; Reminiscence will open against Universal’s untitled event film and Sony’s Vivo; The Batman will open against an untitled 20th Century Studios film; King Richard will open against Paramount Pictures’ Dungeons & Dragons and Disney’s untitled live-action movie; Shazam! 2 will open against an untitled Disney live-action movie.
Starring alongside Robert Pattinson’s Batman/Bruce Wayne is Zoë Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Mad Max: Fury Road) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (the Hunger Games films) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the Transformers films) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Black Mass) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the Planet of the Apes films, Black Panther) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Dumbo) as Oswald Cobblepot. Twins Max and Charlie Carver have also joined the movie in “sizable roles.”
Plot details are still being kept under wraps but The Batman is reportedly set to explore the Dark Knight’s younger years with Reeves further hinting at the film’s connection to the iconic comic book story arc “Year One” by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli which was published in 1987.
Reeves and Dylan Clark (the Planet of the Apes films) are producing the film, with Simon Emanuel, Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada and Chantal Nong Vo serving as executive producers.