The COVID-19 pandemic has had quite an impact on the entertainment industry. The viral outbreak has shut down major events like SXSW, the 2020 Electronic Entertainment Expo, and this year’s Emerald City Comic-Con. The spread of novel coronavirus has shut down the production of upcoming films and television series like Marvel’s Disney+ series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, and WandaVision. It has even forced studios to delay the release of highly-anticipated blockbuster movies like Mulan, No Time to Die, The New Mutants, and Black Widow.
Now that Warner Brothers has decided to delay the theatrical premiere of Wonder Woman 1984, word on the street has it that the studio could also push back the release of The Batman.
According to a report by Variety, Warner Brothers may be forced to delay the release of Matt Reeve’s The Batman movie because of the production pause that’s been forced on by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The studio initially planned to pause production on the highly-anticipated comic book movie for only two weeks, however, director Matt Reeves just recently revealed that principal photography would be delayed even longer until it’s safe for everyone to begin working again.
Right now, Warner Brothers is keeping details about Robert Pattinson’s outing as DC’s new Batman under wraps, however, word has it that the movie is going to focus on a younger version of Bruce Wayne and a slew of Rogues Gallery villains including Catwoman, The Riddler, and Penguin.
The Batman is currently set to premiere on June 25, 2021.