“The Batman” will get a sequel with both Robert Pattinson and director Matt Reeves returning following the massive success of the first film…
Following the massive success of “The Batman” with more than $750 million earned at the box office, a sequel is officially on the way from DC and Warner Bros.
Announcement about “The Batman 2” — which will undoubtedly receive a better title once production gets underway — was made at CinemaCon on Tuesday.
The upcoming sequel will see both Robert Pattinson return as Batman and Bruce Wayne with director Matt Reeves also coming back to helm the second film in the franchise. Reeves made a brief appearance at the convention when the announcement was made.
“This is thrilling for me,” Reeves said. “[I am] excited to jump back into this world for the next chapter.”
Reeves has been at the center of this new “Batman” universe launching with Warner Bros. because in addition to the movies, he’s also been developing a series of television series that will expand the story even further.
A limited series on “The Penguin” has already been ordered with Colin Farrell reprising his role as Oswald Cobblepott from “The Batman” with that show debuting on HBO Max. There’s also a second series centered around Arkham Asylum that’s also in development from Reeves for HBO Max.
There were no other details revealed about “The Batman” sequel outside of confirmation that Pattinson would be coming back in the lead role. It’s not clear who else from the first film — including Zoe Kravitz, who played Selina Kyle aka Catwoman — would be coming back for the sequel, although it seems highly likely that she will be included.
Expect more details on “The Batman 2” to come out during the next few months once the script is finalized and casting for the film actually begins.