The Globe and Mail is reporting that Warner Bros. is looking to put its new live-action Batman movie on hold for at least one more year.
The film, written by Michael Green (The Green Hornet), is set to release on Aug. 1, 2019.
It will be the second of two films that Warner is hoping to shoot on its massive DC Comics property.
The first was Batman Begins in 2019.
That film made $821 million worldwide, but was criticized for its heavy use of CGI effects, which were later replaced with live-fire shots.
Warner Bros.’ other new live action film, Wonder Woman, is also expected to come out in 2019, and the studio has said that it is also eyeing a live-upcoming Wonder Woman movie.
(Wonder Woman has been on a hiatus since June 2019.)
The new live movie will mark Warner Bros., which has a lot riding on Wonder Woman.
The studio is set on making a new film starring Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in 2019 and hopes to shoot Wonder Woman by the end of 2019, which would be after Wonder Woman is released.
The move to wait until 2019 is significant.
Warner has long been hoping that Wonder Woman will hit theaters in 2020, but the studio had to wait for an extra year or two because of the time it took to make the first film.