DC Studios CEO James Gunn recently responded to concerns about the release date of “The Batman: Part 2,” which is set to hit theaters in October 2025, just three months after the release of his own film, “Superman: Legacy.” Fans had expressed concern that Gunn’s involvement in DC Studios could interfere with the production timeline and delay the release of the highly anticipated sequel.
In response, Gunn took to Twitter to defend the release date, stating that the film is “coming out as early as it possibly can” while allowing director Matt Reeves the necessary time to make it the best it can be. Gunn also questioned the accuracy of the production dates that had been circulating among fans.
“I’m not sure where you’re getting your production dates, but Batman 2 is coming out as early as it possibly can, with enough time for Matt to do what he needs to do to make it as great as possible,” Gunn tweeted.
I'm not sure where you're getting your production dates, but Batman 2 is coming out as early as it possibly can, with enough time for Matt to do what he needs to do to make it as great as possible.— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 7, 2023
Gunn’s comments come as part of a broader effort to assure fans that DC Studios is committed to supporting the success of “The Batman” franchise. In a recent interview with DC.com, Gunn praised Reeves’ vision for the sequel, which he described as a “Batman crime saga” that also includes a spin-off television series centered on the Penguin.
“Matt is working on ‘The Batman – Part II,’ which he thinks of as a Batman crime saga that also includes the Penguin TV series. The Batman is its own thing. Matt’s hard at work on it. He came in and pitched us some amazing stuff the other day, so our plan is for that to continue,” Gunn said.
Gunn’s comments reflect a hands-off approach to the “Batman” franchise that he and co-CEO Peter Safran have adopted since taking over DC Studios. Rather than interfering in existing franchises, the duo has focused on fixing what is broken in the DCEU and developing new properties like “Superman: Legacy.”
“Everything’s going to be balanced so ‘The Brave and the Bold’ is not going to be coming out in the same six month period as ‘The Batman,'” Gunn said.
Despite initial concerns about the release date of “The Batman: Part 2,” fans can rest assured that the film is on track to be released as scheduled. With Gunn and Safran at the helm, DC Studios is committed to supporting the success of the franchise and allowing Reeves to continue his vision for the Dark Knight.
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