Warner Bros. Pro-Ukraine suspends release of ‘The Batman’ in Russia


Warner Brothers and DC have halted the release of The Batman (2022) in Russia amid the “unprovoked invasion” of neighboring Ukraine.

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Following the recent boycott of Russia by The Walt Disney Company by halting the release of upcoming titles, Warner Brothers Media has no choice but to suspend the debut of The Batman.

Warner Brothers released the following statement late Monday evening:

“In light of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, WarnerMedia is suspending the release of its feature film “The Batman” in Russia. We will continue to monitor developments. We hope for a quick and peaceful resolution to this tragedy.

Robert Pattison as Batman
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The Walt Disney Company announced Monday night that it will haunt all upcoming theatrical releases of turn red (2022) and more after the Russian invasion of sovereign Ukraine, a war that was repelled by the brave people under Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine. By a CNBC report:

“Given the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the tragic humanitarian crisis, we are suspending the theatrical release of films in Russia, including Pixar’s upcoming ‘Turning Red,'” the company said in a statement on Monday. communicated. “We will make future business decisions based on how the situation develops.

Robert Pattinson as Batman
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Almost every nation in the world has imposed sanctions on deranged Russia, following President Vladimir Putin’s bloodshed on thousands of innocent Ukrainian lives.

SWIFT has cut off the livelihoods of the Russian economy, causing the national currency, the ruble, to plummet to around

0.0096 USD in less than a week.

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The Batman makes its worldwide debut on March 4, 2022. Just three days before its release, Warner Brother and DC are suffering the huge financial loss to oppose President Putin’s atrocious crimes by suspending the release of the very expected from Robert Pattinson.

More and more studios, companies and nations are following suit, imposing sanctions damaging the Russian economy and sending massive support to Ukraine through various methods.

More about The Batman

In his second year of crime-fighting, Batman pursues the Riddler, a serial killer who targets Gotham City’s elite citizens. He uncovers the corruption that connects to his own family during the investigation and is forced to make new allies to catch the Riddler and bring the corrupt to justice.

Paul Dano as the Riddler
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The Batman has been in development for almost a decade, with DCEU “Batfleck” Ben Affleck originally at the helm to star in, write, and direct this DC movie that was originally tied to Zack Snyder:

Development began after Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) in 2013. Affleck signed on to direct, produce, co-write and star in The Batman, but had reservations about the project and gave up. Reeves took over and reworked the story, removing the DCEU connections. He sought to explore the detective side of Batman more than previous films, drawing inspiration from 1970s films and comics… Pattinson was cast as Affleck’s replacement in May 2019, and another casting took place in late 2019.

Robert Pattinson as Batman
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Among the many controversies in recent DC films, such as Joss Whedon’s reported racist treatment of Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021) star Ray Fisher – as well as various controversies that have plagued Ezra Miller (Barry Allen / The Flash) and Gal Gadot (Diana Prince / Wonder Woman) – The Batman is the turning point into the future of DC’s heroes, villains, and more.

Batman (left) and Wonder Woman (right) in Justice League
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Robert Pattinson stars as Bruce Wayne/The Batman (AKA “Dark Knight”), with Zoë Kravitz (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Paul Dano (Edward Nashton/Riddler), Colin Farrell (Penguin), Jeffrey Wright (LT. James Gordon, Andy Serkis (Alfred Pennyworth), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Barry Keoghan (Officer Stanley Merkel) back the three-hour film that’s set to destroy Gotham City, frame the Caped Crusader, and break box office records. – it all comes from the minds of writer/director Matt Reeves and composer Michael Giacchino.

Launching worldwide on March 4, 2022, fans can order their tickets here.

Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for more details on this developing story.


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