File this under RUMOR for the time being. Thus, BOF is unequivocally NOT saying this is going to happen (so if any other outlet and/or social media platform says BOF is reporting this as FACT, they’re being disingenuous)…but if it comes to fruition, it shouldn’t be a big surprise to anyone.
I have been told by more than 1 and less than 10 FOBOF’s (not to be confused with CASOB’s) that THE BATMAN: PART II *might* get pushed. Why? Well, like I said, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise to anyone: The WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. As a result, the script — written by Matt Reeves and Mattson Tomlin — *might* not be finished.
With that said, keep in mind that as of today (November 10, 2023), Reeves and his team still have essentially 2 years before the scheduled release date of October 3, 2025. I’m certainly not an expert on film production, but that appears to be plenty of time for Reeves and Tomlin to finish the script, preproduction, filming, and then postproduction and still meet the original release date in 692 days.
Furthermore, I would think that if it was going to be pushed back, it would’ve already happened since many other films have already moved release dates because of the strikes.
Hopefully, THE BATMAN: PART II is on track to commence filming early to the middle of next year and doesn’t have to move its release date. Watch this space. – Bill “Jett” Ramey