2022 looks like it’s going to be another uncertain year for movie fans. That said, Batman fans don’t have to worry. At least not yet. According to WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar, The Batman is going to stick to its current March release date. This, according to a new interview with the executive from Puck News. That said, anything could change between now and then.
The Batman, which stars Robert Pattinson in the lead role, is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It has already been delayed several times. Kilar, during the chat, explained that the studio feels good about the current date. This, despite omicron raging, which led to Morbius being delayed by Sony. Here’s what Kilar had to say about it.
“We’re certainly paying attention to everything going on with omicron. We feel good about the date right now. We’re gonna watch it day by day.”
So there we have it. For now, director Matt Reeves’ take on the Dark Knight is safe. Luckily, it is believed that omicron will peak in the U.S. in mid-January. That means total coronavirus cases in the country should be down significantly by March. We can only hope that this holds true.
Here is the synopsis for The Batman.
“The Batman is an edgy, action-packed thriller that depicts Batman in his early years, struggling to balance rage with righteousness as he investigates a disturbing mystery that has terrorized Gotham. Robert Pattinson delivers a raw, intense portrayal of Batman as a disillusioned, desperate vigilante awakened by the realization that the anger consuming him makes him no better than the ruthless serial killer he’s hunting.”
The cast also incluedes Zoë Kravitz (Big Little Lies, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) as Selina Kyle; Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) as Edward Nashton; Jeffrey Wright (No Time to Die, Westworld) as the GCPD’s James Gordon; John Turturro (the Transformers films, The Plot Against America) as Carmine Falcone; Peter Sarsgaard (The Magnificent Seven, Interrogation) as Gotham D.A. Gil Colson; Jayme Lawson (Farewell Amor) as mayoral candidate Bella Reál; with Andy Serkis (the Planet of the Apes films, Black Panther) as Alfred; and Colin Farrell (The Gentlemen, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) as Oswald Cobblepot.
Reeves (The Planet of the Apes franchise) directed from a screenplay he co-wrote with Peter Craig. Dylan Clark and Reeves produced the film, with Michael E. Uslan, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Simon Emanuel serving as executive producers.
The Batman is set to hit theaters on March.