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'The Batman,' Other Titles Officially Delayed

We may not be seeing a fresh-faced cape crusader anytime soon, despite star Robert Pattinson's return to set after COVID-19 recovery.

The Hollywood Reporter elaborated on a statement released by Warner Brothers on October 5, 2020, detailing major changes to the studio's release schedule that was originally confident in securing a late 2020 theatrical premiere. After "Battinson," or Pattinson's Batman, was one of many tentpoles to take to movie screens grabbled with the pandemic's looming threat, Warner Bros. surrendered their holiday season slots.

The untitled fourth installment into The Matrix quad will shift from its April 2022 seat and experience a promotion to December 2021. As far as the DC titles, go, Ezra Miller's The Flash will jump back to November 2022. Shazam! Fury of the Gods will take its leave from November 4, 2022, to July 2023. Dwayne Johnson's DC debut, Black Adam, has been indefinitely undated.

We won't be seeing the star of Dune, the sandworm themself, anytime soon. Dune has been set where The Batman would have been and will hit big screens on October 1, 2021. Legendary's sci-fi blockbuster will trail after Wonder Woman 1984, releasing on December 25, 2021. Warner Bros. is firm about locking Wonder Woman into her Christmas Day date.

Though the news may damper the optimism of moviegoer hopefuls for the end of 2020, it seems that 2021 and beyond are keen to make up for their time lost.

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