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Warner Bros. is CANCELING the upcoming Russian release of The Batman due to the Ukraine conflict

As the deadly conflict in Ukraine rages on, three Hollywood studios have canceled upcoming film releases in Russia.

Warner Bros. announced Monday that it was canceling its Russian release of The Batman, originally scheduled for March 2, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The Walt Disney Company also issued a statement revealing that they are canceling all of their upcoming theatrical releases in Russia, including the upcoming Turning Red, which was originally scheduled for March 10 in Russia.

Cancelled: Warner Bros. announced Monday that it was canceling its Russian release of The Batman, originally scheduled for March 2nd, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Russia: No Red: The Walt Disney Company also issued a statement revealing that they are canceling all of their upcoming theatrical releases in Russia, including the upcoming Turning Red, originally slated for a March 10 release in Russia

Russia: No Red: The Walt Disney Company also issued a statement revealing that they are canceling all of their upcoming theatrical releases in Russia, including the upcoming Turning Red, originally slated for a March 10 release in Russia

Sony Pictures also issued a statement that the release of Morbius in Russia, originally scheduled for March 24, will be canceled along with other future releases.

Warner Bros.’ The statement read: “In light of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, WarnerMedia is suspending the release of its feature film The Batman in Russia.

“We will continue to monitor the development of the situation. We hope for a speedy and peaceful resolution to this tragedy,” the Warner statement concluded.

No Morbius: Sony Pictures also issued a statement that the release of Morbius in Russia, originally scheduled for March 24, will be canceled along with other future releases

No Morbius: Sony Pictures also issued a statement that the release of Morbius in Russia, originally scheduled for March 24, will be canceled along with other future releases

Disney released a statement Monday afternoon, stating, “In light of the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the tragic humanitarian crisis, we are pausing theatrical releases in Russia, including Pixar’s upcoming Turning Red.”

‘We will make future business decisions based on the evolving situation. In the meantime, given the scale of the emerging refugee crisis, we are working with our NGO partners to provide urgent assistance and other humanitarian assistance to refugees,” the Disney statement concluded.

Sony’s statement began by saying, “Given the ongoing military action in Ukraine and the resulting insecurity and humanitarian crisis sweeping through the region, we will pause our planned theatrical releases in Russia, including the upcoming release of Morbius.”

Unprovoked: Disney released a statement Monday afternoon, which read,

Unprovoked: Disney released a statement Monday afternoon, which read, “In light of the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and the tragic humanitarian crisis, we are pausing theatrical releases in Russia, including Pixar’s upcoming Turning Red.”

Future: “We will make future business decisions based on the evolving situation.  In the meantime, given the scale of the emerging refugee crisis, we are working with our NGO partners to provide urgent assistance and other humanitarian assistance to refugees,” the Disney statement concluded

Future: “We will make future business decisions based on the evolving situation. In the meantime, given the scale of the emerging refugee crisis, we are working with our NGO partners to provide urgent assistance and other humanitarian assistance to refugees,” the Disney statement concluded

“Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected and we hope that this crisis will be resolved quickly,” Sony’s statement concluded.

Other upcoming Sony films that could have their releases canceled in Russia include Father Stu (April 13), starring Mark Wahlberg, and Bullet Train (July 15), starring Brad Pitt.

Disney releases that could be affected include two Marvel sequels, Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (May 6) and Thor: Love and Thunder (July 8), along with the animated Lightyear (June 17). ).

Bullet: Other upcoming Sony films that could have their releases canceled in Russia include Father Stu (April 13), starring Mark Wahlberg, and Bullet Train (July 15), starring Brad Pitt

Bullet: Other upcoming Sony films that could have their releases canceled in Russia include Father Stu (April 13), starring Mark Wahlberg, and Bullet Train (July 15), starring Brad Pitt

While Warner Bros. hasn’t committed to halting or pausing other Russian releases, the next releases will be Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (April 15), DC League of Super Pets (May 20), and Elvis (May 24). June) publish.

Russia isn’t typically a robust international market, but a superhero fare like The Batman does well there.

Spider-Man: No Way Home grossed $44 million from Russia, while Venom: Let There Be Carnage grossed $32 million, the largest international market for the film.

Release: While Warner Bros. has not committed to halting or pausing other Russian releases, it will next release Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (April 15), DC League of Super Pets (May 20), and Elvis ( June 24th).

Release: While Warner Bros. has not committed to halting or pausing other Russian releases, it will next release Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (April 15), DC League of Super Pets (May 20), and Elvis ( June 24th).

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