Big news from Warner Bros. has hit the web as release dates for Matt Reeves’ The Batman and James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad were officially announced, with The Batman coming out on June 25, 2021, and The Suicide Squad coming out on August 6, 2021.
The Suicide Squad is a sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad, and has Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn penning the script and set to direct. Gunn moved over to Warner Bros. and DC after Marvel Studios fired him as director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in July 2018. News that he’d write the film broke in October 2018.
The Batman is a new, younger take on the Caped Crusader from director Matt Reeves and will not star Batman v Superman and Justice League star Ben Affleck as Batman. On Wednesday, with the announcement of The Batman release date, Affleck shared a tweet that THR has confirmed is the actor saying goodbye to the role.
“Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life,” Affleck wrote.
In an interview published before the news broke Wednesday, Reeves laid out his vision for The Batman, telling THR: “It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale. It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional.”
Reeves also said it will be Batman “more in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films.”
Reeves will produce The Batman alongside Dylan Clark.
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