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Robert Pattinson’s Batman movie pushed to November 2021

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Production on the film was halted in mid-March

Robert Pattinson as Batman stands next to his black Batmobile in a still from The Batman (2021) Image: Warner Bros. Pictures

The latest blockbuster to have its release date punted down the calendar due to the coronavirus pandemic is Matt Reeves’ The Batman, starring Robert Pattinson in the title role.

Warner Bros. had already pushed Wonder Woman 1984 from June to August, and now the studio is shuffling release dates on a number of its other DC Comics-based blockbusters. Reeves’ Batman, with its street-style Batmobile, has zoomed from June 25, 2021, to Oct. 1 of that year. An upcoming Flash movie as well as a sequel to 2019’s Shazam! have been shuffled as well, to June 3, 2022, and Nov. 4, 2022, respectively. James Gunn’s Suicide Squad appears to have hung on to its Aug. 6, 2021 release date.

Of these, The Batman is the only one that was in the middle of filming. Warner Bros. hit pause on the movie’s U.K.-based production in mid-March. The shifted release date likely leaves room for that production delay, as well as space in Warner Bros.’ release schedule for a large number of 2020 films whose release dates have been postponed.