The Warner Bros company announced delays in the releases of The Batman, Dune and The Matrix movies due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which has brought the functioning of movie theatres to a halt. According to a press release released on Tuesday; The Batman will release on March 4, 2022, Dune on October 1, 2021, and The Matrix 4 on December 21, 2021.
Amid growing number of adversities due to Covid-19, the biggest worry for the entertainment industry is that of the closing down of movie theatres. They have been shut all over the world since March to limit the spread of the virus. Though lockdowns have eased a bit in several countries and cinema halls are starting to reopen, people are still hesitant to visit theatres.
Directed by Oscar-nominee Denis Villeneuve and screenplay by Jon Spaihts, Villeneuve and Eric Roth; Dune is the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller classic novel by the same name. The film is a mythic and ethically charged hero’s journey, starring Timothée Chalamet in the lead role (who rose to fame with Call Me By Your Name and Little Women), co-starring Rebecca Fergusson, Oscar Isaac, Stellan Skarsgård, Stephen McKinley Henderson from Fences, and several other notable stars.
Robert Pattinson starring as Gotham City’s vigilante Batman and billionaire Bruce Wayne in The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves, who had earlier directed The Planet of The Apes. Reeves has also written along with Peter Craig and is a part of the production along with Dylan Clark; including, Simon Emanuel, Michael E Uslan, Walter Hamada and Chantal Nong Vo who are serving as executive producers.
The Flash, starring Andy Muschietti, will release on November 4, 2022; while David Sandberg’s Shazam 2 will now open on June 2, 2023.
Warner Bros Studios also announced that the production of Black Adams, starring Dwayne Johnson, has been postponed to 2021. Johnson is shooting for his upcoming Netflix action comedy thriller Red Notice, along with Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds.