The Batman Joins The List Of Movies Being Delayed By Coronavirus

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by James White |
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Thanks to the sheer number of movies being delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic and related cinema closures, even movies that seemed to be safely anchored in 2021 release spots are now being shifted as studios alter their plans. The latest high-profile on the move is The Batman.

Warner Bros. has shaken up its planned schedule, and The Batman, which had to halt production earlier this year and looked set to move, is indeed shifting from 25 June next year to 1 October instead.

Sopranos prequel The Many Saints Of Newark is moving even further, ditching September this year for 12 March 2021.

On the superhero front, the standalone Flash film is actually now going to open earlier (by a whole month) on 2 June, 2022, while the Shazam! sequel is on the move from April 2022 to November of that year.

Baz Luhrmann's untitled Elvis Presley biopic is shifting from October 2021 to November 2021. The Will Smith-starring film about the father of tennis icons Venus and Serena Williams has been delayed a year from this coming November to November 2021.

The movies join the likes of In The Heights, animated adventure Scoob! and James Wan's next horror thriller Malignant on the delayed list.

One big hold out so far? Chris Nolan's Tenet, which is sticking to 17 July, at least for now. The US state of Georgia has also just announced that it wants to reopen its cinemas next week, but it seems unlikely to happen that quickly as staff have to be rehired and trained in new sanitizing procedures and social distancing instructions for customers.

Check out our updated list of all the movies delayed by the pandemic right here.

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