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The Batman and Suicide Squad Sequel Get Release Dates

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Warner Bros. and DC have officially announced releases dates for three more DC-centric films, including The Batman and Suicide Squad 2.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Matt Reeves' The Batman has secured a June 25, 2021 release date. That project, of course, has been in the works for some time and though it remained unclear whether or not Ben Affleck would return as the caped crusader one last time, he has since confirmed his departure. The film will then be followed by the sequel to 2016's Suicide Squad, seemingly titled The Suicide Squad, on August 6, 2021.

The studio has also announced a release date for DC Super Pets, which is set to hit theaters on May 21, 2021. The animated feature was first announced back in July with Jared Stern, who wrote The LEGO Batman Movie and The LEGO Ninjago Movie, slated to write and direct. Sam Levine, who is perhaps best known for directing episodes of Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero and Robot and Monster, will serve as co-director alongside Stern, with Patty Hicks on board as a producer.

While both The Batman and DC Super Pets have directors confirmed, it remains to be seen whether or not Gunn will officially helm The Suicide Squad. He is still on board to pen the feature, however, it doesn't appear as though he has signed on just yet to step behind the camera. Of course, that can change in the coming months.

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Warner Bros. and DC recently released Aquaman, which has gone on to surpass every DC film before it, having amassed more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Director James Wan is currently in talks to return for a sequel, although a date has yet to be announced for that project. Next up for Warner Bros. and DC is Wonder Woman 1984 which will hit theaters on June 5, 2020.

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