Affleck Out As “Batman” Sets June 2021 Date

Warner Bros. Pictures has marked out several key release dates for upcoming tentpoles with three projects based on DC Comics properties all given 2021 release dates.

The first is the newly announced “DC Super Pets” which Jared Stern and Sam Levine will helm. That project deals with the pets of a number of DC superheroes teaming up to form their own crime-fighting team.

The Matt Reeves-directed “The Batman” is the most high profile announcement today with a June 25th 2021 release being earmarked. In addition, Warners has finally confirmed Ben Affleck will NOT be returning to play the Caped Crusader.

The third is the James Gunn-penned and likely directed “The Suicide Squad” which will open August 6th 2021.

Before those DC tentpoles arrive though, we’ll be getting “The Shining” sequel “Doctor Sleep” on November 8th this year, and the Robert Zemeckis-directed take on Roald Dahl’s “The Witches” on October 16th 2020.

Source: Heat Vision