The world was shaken when the news of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine came out with the former invading the country of the latter but it seems that the entertainment industry will still remain and it seems that Warner Bros. will continue the original plan of the premiere of The Batman in Russia on March 3 and surprisingly, the film still makes some noise.
From a report of The Hollywood Reporter, it was revealed that a lot of studio executives are in the middle of deciding how to deal with the international event of Russia invading Ukraine and whether to push through with the release of The Batman. Recently, Russia has been a great market audience considering the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home bagging $44.5 million from the said region.
It must be noted, too, that the head of the state, Vladimir Putin, and his executive offices, do not control the movies in the country, and the extent of the government control over media extends only through media advertising channels which means that The Batman can still be released in the country but the difficulty would be in its promotion.
With the release of The Batman being so near, its cancellation would not be possible anymore. However, with the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, it is expected that releasing the film would be a huge gamble. This could be a basis for the upcoming international releases from other studios such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Morbius, and the likes.
The events between Russia and Ukraine have been developing over the week. People from both sides are calling for peace while leaders of both countries remain firm with their perspectives.
The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves and led by Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/ Batman. He would be joined by Zöe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/ Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/ The Penguin, and Raul Dano as Edward Nashton/ The Riddler.
The Batman is scheduled to arrive in Russian theaters on March 3, 2022.