As ‘The Batman’ Gets Delayed, The Future Of The Theatrical Model Is In Jeopardy

As the theatrical model continues to crumble amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Warner Bros. announced an overhaul for their release calendar in 2021. Multiple tentpole films on their slate were pushed last night, chief among them being Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

The Batman, WB’s reboot of the Batman franchise starring Robert Pattinson, will release on March 4, 2022. The film’s original release date, October 1, 2021, is now occupied by Denis Villeneuve’s Dune. Dune, one of the few films that held on to its 2020 release date, was pushed to 2021, a story that the majority of 2020’s theatrical releases faced. As The Batman moves to the next year, WB rearranged its entire DC Comics release slate.

The Flash, starring Ezra Miller, Michael Keaton, and Ben Affleck will be moving down several months from June 3, 2022, to November 4, 2022.

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Longtime Batman Producer Wants Mr. Freeze to Get a Joker Style Standalone Movie

Longtime Batman movie producer Michael E. Uslan would love to see Mr. Freeze get his own supervillain origin story in the vein of Joker, especially if the “Heart of Ice” episode of Batman: The Animated Series is used for inspiration. Starting with Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie with Michael Keaton in the lead role, Uslan has been serving as an executive producer for every modern movie about the caped crusader. That includes the LEGO Batman movies, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, and The Batman with Robert Pattinson.

Michael E. Uslan knows a thing or two about Batman’s adversaries as well. He also served as an exec producer for last year’s Joker, which undeniably proved just how successful supervillain origin movies can really be. Speaking about the movie in a virtual “From Batman to Joker” panel for Wizard World, Uslan addressed how there are “great possibilities” for other

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