Matt Reeves’ THE BATMAN: PART II has been pushed back by Warner Bros. to 2026 and will now hit theaters on October 2, 2026 (via THR).

This isn’t really a big surprise as I said on a recent episode of THE BOF SOCIAL HOUR podcast that the release date might change — though I felt that ultimately it would meet its originally scheduled bow.

Obviously, that isn’t the case now.

Industry scuttlebutt has said TB2 would start filming “Summer-ish” of this year (2024) — August/September has been specifically mentioned — and perhaps that still happens.  Warner Bros. did not provide any other information as to the “why” it is moving, but I’m assuming (was told) that Matt Reeves and Mattson Tomlin are still finishing/polishing the script. Keep in mind that it appears that neither actively worked on the script during the WGA/SAG strikes so that just may be the monkey wrench thrown into TB2 just like the COVID-19 pandemic was for THE BATMAN.

It’s a bummer, but it’ll get here before we know it and we still have THE PENGUIN to look forward to watching which should tide us over ’til 10/2/26. – Bill “Jett” Ramey