- The Batman was originally supposed to hit theaters on June 25, 2021.
- The film was delayed until March 4, 2022, due to the pandemic.
- The trailer for the film is a promising start for the new Batman frachise.
Today is a tough morning in the Italiano household. At least in this corner of the multiverse. For today — June 25, 2021 — was the original release date of Matt Reeves’ The Batman prior to Planet Earth collapsing into itself.
It’s now been nine years since we got a standalone Batman film and by the time The Batman does finally hit theaters next March, it’ll be a full decade since the release of The Dark Knight Rises.
I take solace in knowing that, somewhere out there, is an alternate-universe version of me who’s actually probably seen The Batman twice already — once at a critic screening then again at an opening night showing.
Alas, I don’t live in that utopia — I live in this hellscape, where The Batman won’t be hitting theaters for another eight months. So in order to celebrate what would’ve been the film’s release date, take a couple of minutes to soak in the mind-blowing trailer for the film.
The Batman — which stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton/Riddler, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Jeffrey Wright as Gotham City Police Commissioner James Gordon, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Peter Sarsgaard as Gotham District Attorney Gil Colson — is currently set to hit theaters in the United States on March 4, 2022.