Warner Bros. and AMC Theaters have agreed to a 45-day theatrical window for their 2022 films.
As the theatrical landscape changes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been disagreements between studios and theater chains. Warner Bros. is notably releasing their 2021 films in theaters and on HBO Max the same day. Disney is also doing something similar on their streaming service with select movies.
2022 will be a big year for Warner Bros. with The Batman, The Flash, Black Adam, Fantastic Beasts 3, The Matrix 4, and other films in the pipeline. During their quarterly earnings call on Monday, AMC announced they have agreed with Warner Bros. to have a 45-day window for films to be shown exclusively in theaters. AMC CEO Adam Aron said the following about the agreement:
“It’s especially gratifying that Warner Bros is yet again embracing a theatrical window. For us at AMC, it’s especially pleasing to be working so harmoniously with Warner Bros. once again. We’re in active dialogue with every major studio on this topic. We’re hearing considerable support that an exclusive theatrical window is an important way to build a successful movie franchise.”
The plot of The Batman is being kept under lock and key, but we know the film will follow Robert Pattinson as a younger version of Bruce Wayne, chronicling Batman during his second year as the Dark Knight of Gotham City. The film will also show off the hero using his skills as a detective more than what we’ve seen before in previous versions of the hero. It is also expected to be the first installment in a new trilogy of films with Pattinson.
Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman stars Robert Pattinson as the titular hero, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Jayme Lawson as Bella Reál, with Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as the Penguin.
The Batman is currently scheduled to hit theaters on March 4, 2022. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding the upcoming DC film, and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more video content.