Update: Warner Bros. clearly does not want these two films competing on the same date after all–The Batman has been pushed back into 2022. We’ll have to wait a few months longer to see Pattinson’s take on the Dark Knight.
The original story follows.
Saying “2020 has been weird for movies” is the understatement of the century. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, movie release dates have been pushed back time and time again since it’s unclear when it’s safe to reopen everything. And now Dune has been delayed until October 1, 2021, which just so happens to be the same day Matt Reeves’ The Batman is coming out.
As of this writing, the release date for The Batman has not changed. Director Denis Villeneuve’s Dune comes from Legendary Pictures whose distributer is Warner Bros. Because of this, there is a very real chance that one of these movies will be reshuffled to a new date.