Last we heard on The Batman, writer-director Matt Reeves said that he was hoping to start shooting in the spring or summer of 2019. Then, we received word that Warner Bros. is in no rush to release the movie, so it could be until 2021 or later before it hits theaters. Basically, Reeves and the studio want to take all the time needed to perfect the script before camera begin rolling. Now, we have a new production update.
In The Hollywood Reporter‘s first Heat Vision newsletter of the year, writer Borys Kit shares a tidbit on The Batman. Apparently, the studio is now wanting to start filming in November of this year. So somewhere between now and then, we will finally learn who will be playing Batman. Will Ben Affleck reprise the role after all, or is Reeves recasting with a new actor? Hopefully, it won’t be too long before we get an official answer.
A late 2019 start date would definitely put The Batman on track for a 2021 release. Depending on the post-production process, they could squeeze it into a late 2020 release. However, DC is already releasing two movies that year – Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) and Wonder Woman 1984. That, along with Reeves’ dedication to taking his time, would probably make 2021 more likely.
Stay tuned for more as we have it.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter