Cinemas are facing an existential crisis, with new film releases being pushed back or shifted to streaming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic meaning those theatres that are open are operating at reduced capacity.
Warner Bros. has announced that future DC Comics based films are being further delayed, with The Batman pushed back to March 4, 2022. Matt Reeves’ take on the Dark Knight had filming interrupted twice, first by measures to reduce coronavirus infections, then by star Robert Pattinson testing positive for coronavirus, with the picture is now back in production. The Hollywood Reporter shares the news.
The Flash is pushed back from June 3, 2022 to November 4, 2022 and Shazam! Fury of the Gods is rescheduled to June 2, 2023. Black Adam is postponed with no release date.
Changes in the DC movie-verse schedule will have a knock-on impact for the LEGO DC Comics design team, as LEGO sets intended to coincide with films will either be released at odd times or have to be delayed. Earlier this year, 76157 Wonder Woman vs Cheetah launched ahead of Wonder Woman 1984’s scheduled release date, only for the film to be pushed back until December.