What Spider-Man is to Marvel, Batman is to DC. This means that every few years, a fresh storyline is conceived, and a new cast and crew are hired. Therefore, no one should be surprised that a new film featuring the Caped Crusader will hit theaters on June 25, 2021 - and no, Ben Affleck is no longer involved in the project. While the actor was initially slated to direct a script he wrote with DC's Geoff Johns, he announced his retirement from the DCEU in January 2019.
Instead of Affleck, everyone's favorite glittery vampire, Robert Pattinson, will portray Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, the Dark Knight. Writer and director Matt Reeves's film will focus on a younger Batman, though it will not be based on Frank Miller's comic Batman: Year One.
With principal roles still being cast, here's what we currently know about The Batman.
August 22, 2020: The First Trailer For 'The Batman' Is Released At DC FandomeVideo: YouTube
July 10, 2020: HBO Max Is Developing A Spinoff Dramatic Series About The Gotham PDPhoto: Stephen Segovia / DC Comics
April 20, 2020: Warner Bros. Announces 'The Batman' Release Is Delayed To October 2021
April 9, 2020: Matt Reeves Confirms The Film Is Not An Origin Story
February 21, 2020: Batman Set Photos Show Pattinson's Full Costume, The New Bat-Cycle and A Possible Hint At Which Comic Inspired The Film
February 13, 2020: Matt Reeves Reveals The First Look At The Batsuit