Good news for DC fans who haven't moved on yet with Matt Reeves' reboot of the bat vigilante as The Batman 2 is now confirmed by Warner Bros in 2022's CinemaCon. Director Matt Reeves will return to helm The Batman sequel, and Robert Pattinson will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne.
Prior to the film's release, The Batman has been getting a lot of attention, gaining mixed reviews from both critics and viewers. While Warner Bros' decision to cast Twilight star Robert Pattinson seems to be questionable by the fans, Pattinson has proven himself once again, offering us a distinct version of Bruce Wayne we haven't seen before on the big screens.
Sitting at an 85% Tomatometer rating on Rotten Tomatoes, The Batman broke an impressive record at the global box office, grossing more than $750 Million.
All things considered, The Batman instantly became an epic hit, and it would be very unlikely for Warner Bros. to not develop a sequel to the blockbuster film. Thanks to CinemaCon 2022, The Batman 2 is now confirmed.
Via Variety, Warner Bros confirmed at CinemaCon 2022 that the studio is developing plans for a sequel of The Batman. The studio announced that Matt Reeves will return to not just direct, but will also be the head writer for the film. Robert Pattinson will reprise his role as Bruce Wayne, however, no other cast is mentioned to return.
Director Matt Reeves offered a sweet message via The Hollywood Reporter, to The Batman's cast and crew thanking them for the film's triump. “The success of The Batman was a true team effort. We could not have gotten to this place without…the theatrical experience...As a lifelong fan of the movies, I treasure what you do."
Warner Bros movie chief Toby Emmerich also teases that 'the entire team' will be back together with Reeves and Pattinson for The Batman sequel.
“Matt took one of our most iconic and beloved superheroes and delivered a fresh. Matt Reeves, Rob Pattinson, and the entire team will be taking audiences back to Gotham with The Batman 2.”
After the triumphant premiere of The Batman, it's almost easy to predict that a sequel might come soon. Especially with how The Batman ended, with The Riddler (Paul Dano) being locked up in Arkham Asylum together with Joker (Barry Keoghan), clearly indicating that there's much more story to unravel for Gotham City.
Two HBO Max spin-offs are already confirmed to follow The Batman, one that centers on Colin Farrell's The Penguin as now the criminal mastermind of Gotham's criminal elite, and one focused on the Arkham Asylum, where Riddler and Joker are currently imprisoned.
The Batman is now streaming on HBO Max.