New Batman film latest to be delayed by coronavirus pandemic

Warner Bros has announced the release of The Batman will be postponed as Covid-19 measures continue to close cinemas around the world.

The film, which was partly shot in Glasgow and stars Robert Pattinson, has been moved to the spring of 2022 from next October.

A number of roads were closed in the city’s centre back in February this year due to filming for the big-budget movie.

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Filming taking place near Glasgow Cathedral for The Batman film in February this year picture: PAFilming taking place near Glasgow Cathedral for The Batman film in February this year picture: PA
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The news comes as Cineworld announced it is set to cut tens of thousands of jobs after confirming plans to temporarily bring the curtain down on its UK and US cinemas.

In an announcement on Monday the company said: "Cineworld confirms that it will be temporarily suspending operations at all of its 536 Regal theatres in the US and its 127 Cineworld and Picturehouse theatres in the UK from Thursday 8 October 2020.”

Just hours later, rival chain Odeon said it would move to a weekend-only model for the time being.

Dune, a sci-fi movie directed by Canadian director Dennis Villeneuve, which was due to show in December this year has also been delayed until October next year.

The film is based on Frank Herbert's 1965 novel and also stars Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin and Stellan Skarsgard.

Other big-budget Warner movies to have had their releases delayed include Tenet and Wonder Woman 1984.

Christopher Nolan's Tenet was shown in August and made about $300m at the box office, but was not the blockbuster hit it was expected to be.

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Reports have said this was down to poor attendance in the US due to fears about he ongoing pandemic.

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