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'The Batman' Gets 2021 Release Date & Will Not Star Ben Affleck!

The Batman just got a release date!

The upcoming installment in the Batman series will be hitting theaters on June 25, 2021, Deadline reported on Wednesday (January 30).

Matt Reeves will write and direct the film, which will not star Ben Affleck as the leading superhero after portraying Batman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad and Justice League.

The reason is because this movie will focus on “a younger Bruce Wayne.”

“Excited for #TheBatman in Summer 2021 and to see @MattReevesLA vision come to life,” Ben tweeted when the news was announced.

'The Batman' Confirms a Director, 'Nightwing' Movie in the Works

Matt Reeves has been confirmed as the director of the upcoming movie The Batman, a standalone film about the superhero starring Ben Affleck.

The actor was originally going to direct himself in the film, but he dropped out of the position after his schedule got too packed. Matt previously directed Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and he is in post-production right now on War for the Planet of the Apes.

“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child. He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen,” Matt said in a statement (via Deadline).

In other Batman news, Warner Bros. is currently planning a standalone movie for the character Nightwing, who is known for being the original Robin in the Batman comics.

Chris McKay, who just helmed The Lego Batman Movie, is in talks to direct the film, according to THR.

Ben Affleck Reveals Title for Solo Batman Movie!

Ben Affleck has just revealed the current name for his solo Batman movie: The Batman!

The 44-year-old actor, who is also writing and directing the movie, made the reveal during an interview with the AP while promoting his current movie The Accountant.

“The movie I think is going to be called ‘The Batman’. At least that’s what we’re going with right now. I might change it… That’s about all I got right now. We’re working on the script, the script is going well, I’m really excited about it,” Ben said. Watch below!

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