WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kiler has said the company is monitoring the release date of Robert Pattinson’s The Batman amid the surge in Covid-19 cases.
As the Omicron variant of Covid-19 takes hold and affects various cinema releases, WarnerMedia is keeping a close eye on things in the run-up to The Batman release. Currently scheduled for 4th March in both the UK and US, the film is directed by Matt Reeves with Robert Pattison donning the Batsuit.
Pattinson’s Batman will be fairly new to fighting crime – the synopsis says he’s only been at it for two years. He’ll be joined by Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, while he faces off against Colin Farrell’s Penguin and The Riddler, played by Paul Dano. First look images of Dano’s Riddler have been recently released, and his costume is certainly different to what we’re used to for the character.
At the moment, it looks like The Batman's March release date is safe. According to Variety, Kilar has said that although they are “paying attention to everything going on with omicron” the company is confident in the current release date and is sticking with it at the moment. However, the situation is still up in the air, and whether the film stays in its March slot remains to be seen.
Kiler’s statement comes as several high-profile movies are pushed back in the release schedule and others move to streaming services. Sony announced earlier this month that its superhero tentpole Morbius would be shifting from January to April. Even more surprising, Disney has decided not to give Pixar’s Turning Red a cinema release at all. Instead it will come to Disney+ on 11th March with no premium cost.
With the film so highly anticipated, it would be a shame to see it move to a later date. We’ll bring you more news on The Batman as we hear it.
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