Matt Reeves’ The Batman film will be released in 2021

Ben Affleck won’t be playing the Caped Crusader in the film, as the movie will tell the story of a younger Bruce Wayne.

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The next standalone live-action Batman movie will hit theaters in the summer of 2021.

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Warner Bros. recently announced that The Batman, the film which Matt Reeves will direct and write, has been set for a June 25th, 2021 release date.

According to Deadline, Reeves’ Batman movie will tell the story of a younger Bruce Wayne, so Ben Affleck won’t be reprising his role as the Caped Crusader after playing the character in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, and Justice League.

Though Affleck won’t star in the film, the two-time Oscar winner took to Twitter to share the news about the show’s release date.

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While plot details about the movie are being kept under wraps, Reeves teased that the film will go back to Batman’s roots as a detective.

“It’s very much a point of view-driven, noir Batman tale,” Reeves told The Hollywood Reporter of his take on the next Dark Knight flick. “It’s told very squarely on his shoulders, and I hope it’s going to be a story that will be thrilling but also emotional. It’s more Batman in his detective mode than we’ve seen in the films. The comics have a history of that. He’s supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and that’s not necessarily been a part of what the movies have been. I’d love this to be one where when we go on that journey of tracking down the criminals and trying to solve a crime, it’s going to allow his character to have an arc so that he can go through a transformation.”

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While the film is currently being referred to as The Batman, Reeves said that the title of the movie can still be changed.

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