Morbius from Sony and Disney’s “Turning Red” have had to shift their The Batman 2022 release date in the industry due to the surge in cases of the Omicron variant. They were 2 of the most latest and high profile movies to be released and have had to be postponed owing to the unfortunate rise in cases.
The rise in COVID cases has put immense pressure on a few studios looking to either stay the course or rethink their plans to release their movies. One major production house currently at the brink of the horizon is Warner Bros.’
“The Batman,” by director Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson, Andy Serkis, Jeffrey Wright, and Zoe Kravitz, has been delayed its release.
Earlier today, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar commented on the possibility of The Batman being delayed due to the surge in COVID cases in the country.
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The Batman Release Date
The Batman has been scheduled to open in theatres on March 4 after being delayed twice, from July 2021 to October and then to March 2021.
Will it further be delayed? WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar recently spoke to Puck News about the release plan. While the studio keeps a close watch on COVID, the production house and fans feel optimistic about the date.
“We’re certainly paying attention to everything going on with omicron,” Jason Kilar expressed. “We feel good about the date right now. We’re going to watch it day by day patiently.”
Kilar also expressed WarnerMedia’s controversial and debatable decision to drop Warner Bros’ entire 2021 slate onto HBO Max services alongside theatrical releases. That decision affected several films, yet HBO Max ended 2021 with 73.8 million subscribers, ahead of forecasts and a massive audience.
In addition to the movie, a prequel of Batman TV series is currently in the works through HBO Max. Outside of film, the DC video games Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is scheduled for their grand release in 2022.
The Batman Cast
With just a few months away from the new release date, we are quite excited to see the excellent cast of The Batman on the screen.
In early May of 2019, Deadline reported that Batman director Matt Reeves had two people on his Batman cast list: Robert Pattinson and Nicholas Hoult. They had a previous superhero experience as Beast in X-Men.
After much-needed debate on social media, Pattinson was eventually cast as Batman a few weeks later. This news has left the fans happy and excited to see him get into character.
Robert Pattinson picks up the cape and cowl, while Zoe Kravitz is pairing up as Catwoman.
Signing on the role in October 2019, Zoe Kravitz may have beaten several others to the part.
Colin Farrell plays the Penguin, Andy Serkis, in the role of Alfred Pennyworth.
Other notable cast members include Jeffrey Wright and Jim Gordon.
Also jumping on board the incredible cast of The Batman is Paul Dano, who will be playing the Riddler. The news went viral just a day after Jonah Hill decided to walk away from talks about playing an anonymous Batman villain, believed to be the Penguin.
The Batman Plot
With the release of The Batman, there will have been three unique big-screen versions of Gotham City’s protector in the space of a decade. It is a brutal and chills-inflicting detective story packed with action. Batman is going to face multiple supervillains and playoffs against bad guys.
Rearranging the puzzle pieces together, it looks like Reeves is bringing Batman back down to street level after the last two movies saw him fighting aliens and saving the world. There’s no indication yet that The Batman will have any sci-fi or fantasy elements beyond the basic concept of superheroes like him.
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The Batman Trailer
So far, the trailers have razzed a dark and moody detective story before its grand release, and the trailer has got all Batman fans to be hooked to the screen already.
The first official trailer of The Batman has left the fans excited for its release. It is definitely as anticipated, and one would hope, packed with action, brutal, and quite revealing. The trailer is just 20% of the final movie to be released in March 2022.
We know now precisely what Robert Pattinson looks like as the Caped Crusader, in character both with and without the mask. There’s even a slight peek at Paul Dano’s character as Riddler, and thanks to Reeves, we now know not to expect anything similar to Jim Carrey’s Riddler.
Will Reeves manage to bring a take on Gotham city that still feels fresh and interesting? We can only wait and hope for the best!