Warner Bros. has set The Batman for June 25, 2021 and The Suicide Squad for August 6, 2021.
Deadline reports that Ben Affleck will not reprise the title role in The Batman for director Matt Reeves. Affleck then hinted he’ll be a spectator come 2021.
— Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck) January 31, 2019
Affleck’s departure was expected, as Reeves plans to focus on a younger Dark Knight.
It’s also interesting to see next Suicide Squad film called The Suicide Squad and not “Suicide Squad 2.” James Gunn is writing the film with an eye to direct.
It’s been reported that the film will stand on its own, but there’s been some thought that it could still tie into David Ayer’s 2016 film.
We will have to see just how much Gunn’s movie will call back to the first Suicide Squad, if at all.