There have been some concerns regarding the recent spike in COVID cases due to the new Omicron virus. Of course, it also means that there’s always a chance that films once again face inevitable delays until numbers reduce, as there are fears that theaters will be forced to close down again. Spider-Man: No Way Home still continues to show impressive numbers at the box office but recent numbers highlight it is more the exception rather than the rule. So, with just a few months left until The Batman releases, people wondered if it may also face a delay. Luckily, Jason Kilar, the CEO of WarnerMedia, has offered a statement on whether they’d push the film’s release back or not.
We’re certainly paying attention to everything going on with Omicron. We feel good about the date right now. We’re gonna watch it day by day.”Jason Kilar
There’s still quite some time until the film hits theaters in March. So, numbers may either start going back down or continue to grow as the weeks go by. It’s not surprising that WarnerMedia is taking a conservative approach to make sure they don’t delay the film too early if developments show a positive trend. Of course, the bigger concerns come when they continue pushing out marketing for the film only for it to get delayed a few months back. It’s a gamble for any production at this point.