20th April 2020
Production was about quarter of the way through on The Batman before it was halted because of the global pandemic, and unsurprisingly the release date has now shifted to 1st October 2021.
The original release was set as 25th June 2021 but after the halt in production that was never going to happen.
The film is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Robert Pattinson as batman along with Colin Farrell and The Penguin and Andy Serkis and his trusty butler and friend Alfred Pennyworth.
Other film on the move from the DC universe are The Flash movie which is now set for 3rd June 2021 and the Shazam! sequel which gets moved to November 4th 2022.
Also getting a change is The Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints Of Newark which will now be seen in cinemas on March 12th 2021.
23rd October 2019
Todd Phillips movie Joker stays at the top of the Uk box office for another weekend despite challengers from 3 new comers to the chart inside the top 5 with Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil by far the top grossing of the new movies.
The Joaquin Phoenix starring film about the Batman villain makes it a third week in a row at the top of the UK box offie with a take of a fantastic £5.5 Million.
This pushes the film total gross to £40.3 Million, far greater than expectation and its the 5th top grossing movie of 2019, it will overtake Captain Marvel by next weekend.
The sequel movie from Disney starring Angelina Jolie makes its UK debut at number 3 with a fairly respectable weekend gross of £3.3 Million.
Compared to the original movie this is roughly half that films debut gross, but the UK bucks the trend of much of the world where the film seems to have bombed.
The film has got fairly bad reviews from critics which wont have helped, but the paying audiences have been more in favour, so in the coming weeks word of mouth might help.
The new film from Aardman Animation come in at number 3 this week with a gross of £1.3 Million.
Again this is a sequel movie which has not done at well as the previous movie, Shaun The Sheep Movie, and come in a little better than half as the film took just over £2 Million on its debut.
Another sequel comes in at number 4, this time is a followup 10 years in the making as the new Zombieland film comes in with a debut gross of £1.2 Million.
The audience for zombie movies has clearly not changes as the original movie came in with an almost identical debut gross.
Dreamworks animates tale falls to number 5 this week with a gross of a shade under £1 Million which puts the films total after 2 weeks at £3.2 Million.
Pixars animated sequel does the double this week as its the top total grossing movie with £66 Million and the longest total run at 18 weeks, its at number 15 this week so it could be the movies last weekend on the box office.
Director Todd Phillips brings his take on the Batman villain Joker to the big screen and the BBFC have given the film a 15 rating.
The film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the title character in a gritty looking take on the origin story, the film co-stars Robert De Niro.
The BBFC have given the film a 15 age rating for strong bloody violence, language and it has a runtime of 121 minutes (2 hours and 1 minute) and the film was passed uncut.
It is released in the UK on 4th October 2019.
28th August 2019
Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro and directed by Todd Phillips, this alternative take on the Joker story gets a new trailer.
Hollywood has given us many takes on super heroes and villains but taking the direction seen in Logan we're getting a 'realistic' gritty version of the Batman villain Joker this year.
We've seen a trailer already but his one goes deeper into the story and the psyche of the main character as we follow him around a down and dirty Gotham City the film looks at how bitter and twisted the Joker gets before turning to a like of crime.
The film is released on 4th October and check out the trailer below.
Taking the story of the villain from the Batman stories into a different narrative direction the first trailer for Joker has been released.
Directed by Todd Phillips who also brought us The Hangover series of films this re-telling of the villains story stars Joaquin Phoenix as the title character.
The film is released in the UK 4th October 2019 and is one of the more anticipated films of the year.
Check out the new trailer that was shown at CinemaCon below.