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Caption: ROBERT PATTINSON in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE BATMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/ ™ & © DC Comics

Warner Bros. Moves “The Batman” Release Date

Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming. Warner Bros. is moving Matt Reeves’ hotly-anticipated The Batman from October 2021 to March 4, 2022. The news follows the recent reshuffling of Denis Villeneuve’s equally eagerly anticipated Dune from December 2020 to October 2021. It makes sense that the studio wouldn’t be eager to release both The Batman and Dune in the same month, so now we’ll have to wait that much longer to see Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne.

These aren’t the only moves Warner Bros. has made, so let’s have a look at their upcoming slate:

Dune moves from December 2020 to October 2021.

The Batman moves from October 1, 2021, to March 4, 2022

The Matrix 4 moves from April 1, 2022, to December 22, 2021. (This is the only film on the schedule that has moved up, so let’s take the good news where we can.)

The Flash moves from June 3, 2022, to November 4, 2022

Shazam! 2 moves from November 4, 2022, to June 2, 2023

Black Adam moves from December 22, 2021, and now has an unspecified date.

Such is the reality we live in, with COVID-19 still raging and productions, and life as we know it, utterly altered. Film and television productions have done an admirable job becoming pandemic safety specialists on the fly, but the production shutdowns, slow-downs, and pauses have wreaked havoc on the 2020 release schedule.

The most important thing is that these films are being handled from a cast and crew safety standpoint first and foremost. While all of us are eager to see these movies, waiting is, in the end, a small price to pay for the health and safety of creators and viewers alike. The way we look at these delays is just another sacrifice on the pile of sacrifices we’ve had to make since this pandemic started. Everyone’s health is paramount, so when we finally do get to see these films, we’ll hopefully be living in a world in which the pandemic has been handled and our futures don’t feel so murky and, let’s face it, scary.

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Featured image: Caption: ROBERT PATTINSON in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action-adventure “THE BATMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/ ™ & © DC Comics

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