MATT REEVES’S NEW BATMAN POSTPONED TO 2022

 



Los Angeles: In another blow to the movie industry and the audiences, the new adaptation of the Gotham City crusader led by Matt Reeves has been postponed to March, 2022. Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame had been cast as Batman and several high-profile actors were also cast in the project which was originally set to release in 2021. Batman fans and general audiences had been severely divided over the depiction of Batman in DC Extended Universe. Ben Affleck played the billionaire turned vigilant in DC Extended Universe. Apart from Aquaman, Shazam, the audiences and critics dismissed the DC Extended Universe but have developed a cult following whose influence has convinced the Warner Bros Studio to release the original cut of Justice League. The original cut of Justice League is scheduled to be released on September 21 of next year. The movie will be released in a three-part series and will be streamed on Warner Bros owned streaming service HBO Max.

 Due to the ongoing pandemic, several movie studios have opted to release their projects on OTT platforms or postponed. Disney released its tentpole film of the year, “Mulan” on OTT platform, Disney +. The movie was released to a tepid reaction from critics and fans alike. Mulan’s response could have played a major factor in studios to roll back the releases keeping in mind that Disney releases, particularly aimed at younger audiences rarely flops at the box office. Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ also had a similar fortune when it was released in August. Tenet struggled at the box office which is exceptionally rare for films made by fan favourite Christopher Nolan who previously directed a Batman trilogy. The trilogy was widely acclaimed by both fans and critics alike and “The Dark Knight” the second film in the series raised the bar of comic book adaptations to gold standard. The film business is one of the worst hit due to the deadly pandemic with several countries still struggling to contain the virus. More than a million people have lost their lives due to the pandemic.


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