Not the hero that the nation deserves?
”In light of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, WarnerMedia is pausing the release of its feature film ‘The Batman’ in Russia,“ a spokesperson said
Movie companies are working diligently to stop films from being seen by Russian citizens.
No word on whether Vlad the impaler already had tickets for the opening night.
“In light of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, WarnerMedia is pausing the release of its feature film ‘The Batman’ in Russia,” a spokesperson for Warner Bros. said in a statement Monday evening. “We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves. We hope for a swift and peaceful resolution to this tragedy.”
Warner’s statement came roughly an hour after Disney announced that it would be pulling all theatrical releases from Russia until further notice, including the Pixar movie “Turning Red,” which is set to be released globally on Disney+ on March 11. “Turning Red” had been scheduled for theatrical release in Russia as Disney+ does not operate in the country.
The film will still be released in China.
We guess unless it makes the effort to invade Taiwan prior to the release date?
In addition, Sony pulled the Jared Leto thriller “Morbius,” while Paramount nixed plans to distribute the Sandra Bullock/Channing Tatum adventure comedy “The Lost City” and the family film sequel “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” in Russia this spring.
Netflix also made a statement Monday saying it would decline to carry state-run Russian TV channels on its streaming service despite a local law that would require any company with more than 100,000 subscribers to do so.