Warner Bros. and DC have made it official: Release dates for three more DC-Universe films have been announced, including The Batman and Suicide Squad 2 (which may simply be called The Suicide Squad).
The Hollywood Reporter is saying that director Matt Reeves is looking to begin casting shortly for The Batman, his new take on The Dark Knight mythology. The film has locked down a June 25, 2021 release date. It’s been well-known that his film has been in the works for nearly two years now and it also looks like we have confirmation that Ben Affleck will NOT be returning to the cape this time around. Affleck more or less confirmed this on Twitter moments ago:
The film will then be will followed by the follow-up to 2016’s Suicide Squad, seemingly titled The Suicide Squad, on August 6, 2021. That new title would seemingly confirm that the new iteration of the super villain team will be more of a reboot than a direct sequel to David Ayer’s 2016 film.
That film will be written (and possibly directed) by James Gunn, fresh off his work from Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy films. Warner Bros. has also announced a release date for DC Super Pets, (presumably animated?) which is set to hit theaters on May 21, 2021.
More to come as more details are released!