After years of development hell, The Batman finally has a release date. Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has given Matt Reeves’ Batman film a summer slot in 2021. The official date is June 25, 2021.
Now that the film has a date, Deadline’s report indicates that the search is on for the new Batman. Reeves’ script is said to focus on a younger Batman/Bruce Wayne; which would preclude Ben Affleck’s involvement. Affleck’s Batman departure had been rumored for years. Originally, Affleck was slated to direct and star in a Batman solo movie that he co-wrote with Geoff Johns. However, Affleck stepped down from the director’s chair in 2017. At the time, Affleck intended to remain as the star of the film.
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Reeves joined the project as the director shortly after Affleck’s decision in 2017. Recently, Reeves’ Batman film showed new signs of life. Earlier this week, Reeves shared some details about the movie while speaking to The Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale,” said Reeves. “[The narrative is] very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”
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