After much wondering where things stood and finally getting some level of information from director Matt Reeves, we now know when we can expect the next film starring the caped crusader will arrive in theaters.
Warner Bros. has set June 25, 2021 as the date in which The Batman will finally hit the big screen. They have also confirmed that Ben Affleck who has played the superhero in Batman V. Superman, Suicide Squad and Justice League will not be returning in the role as they are moving forward with a younger version of the hero.
The new film is set focus to on a younger Bruce Wayne – although it will not be an adaptation of Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One – and while Affleck played a part in developing the film’s story, he ultimately realized he wasn’t the right fit for Reeves’ new direction and decided to hang up the cape and cowl. The studio is reportedly already hard at work searching for their new Caped Crusader, so expect to potentially get news a lot sooner than you might’ve expected. Also according to director Matt Reeves the film is set to be a noir detective film.
Along with a release date for The Batman, Warner Bros also the release date for Suicide Squad 2. The date for the worst heroes ever sequel is August 6, 2021.