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“The Batman” release date will be delayed from Oct 1, 2021, to March 4, 2022, Warner Bros. announced on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.
The movie’s filming was stopped twice, once in March and for the second time in September when Robert Pattinson, who plays the cape crusader, tested positive for Covid-19; these events had a major impact on the date being changed.
The studio decided to reschedule the airing of the movie after Cineworld, which owns Regal Cinemas, announced that they would be temporarily closing 536 regal cinemas in the U.S. and 127 Cineworld and Picturehouse venues in the UK due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Warner Bros. was the first studio to release a movie during Coronavirus. It is among a few other Hollywood studios that will hold back its top films until the pandemic crisis subsides. “Tenet” box office revenue of only $45 million and “Mulan,” which was streaming on Disney, is why the company is changing the dates of upcoming flicks that were supposed to be out this year.
“The Batman” is not the only one with adjusted dates, to name a few “Wonder Woman 1984″ after two COVID-related delays premiere to Dec. 25, 2020, ” The Matrix” was previously scheduled April 1, 2020, was pushed to Dec. 25, 2020.
Rich Greenfield, a technology analyst at LightShed Partners, said, “Thanks to the financial failures of ‘Tenet’ and ‘Mulan,’ Hollywood studios are now delaying all of their most expensive feature films until at least summer/second half 2021, who knows even when a vaccine becomes available, how fast it will be deployed and how quickly consumers feel comfortable returning to indoor movie theaters.”
Written by Jessica Letcher
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware
Polygon: With The Batman delayed to 2022, here’s the full Warner Bros. release calendar; Owes S. Good
New York Post:‘The Batman’ delayed as Warner Bros. shuffles release schedule; Alexandra Steigrad
USA Today: Robert Pattinson’s ‘The Batman’ delayed till 2022; Keanu Reeves’ ‘Matrix 4’ shifts up to 2021; Brian Truitt
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