The big reveal was made during Warner Bros’ presentation at CinemaCon
It’s official. We are getting another Batman movie from Matt Reeves! Fans and critics loved Robert Pattinson as the caped crusader in the grounded, noir, detective story. Besides, a sequel was all but confirmed given just how good the story and direction has been. The Batman made $758 million globally before making its debut on HBO Max. The reveal was made during CinemaCon in Las Vegas this Tuesday.
Return of The Batman
Even before the movie came out, follow-ups were planned by WB execs. There had been talks of a GCPD show, with Gotham’s boys in blue leading. Eventually, the plan was changed into a show on Arkham Asylum. A spin-off series with Colin Farrell’s Penguin is also in development. Both Reeves and Pattinson spoke of their excitement on working together and plans on their future. In fact, Pattinson spoke about how he has already mapped out how he wants his Bruce Wayne to develop in the future.
Then came the Joker’s tease at the end of the movie. Barry Keoghan has been cast as the Clown Prince of Crime, and is currently in Arkham Asylum. Reeves also shared a deleted scene from The Batman of Batman and Joker speaking about the Riddler (Paul Dano).
Reeves spoke that he was excited to jump back into that world again, but will only be discussing further in another CinemaCon. As a result, we have no clue on the returning cast apart from Pattinson. But that doesn’t make the movie any less exciting. A grounded and corrupted Gotham has been established. Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), the secret leader of all criminal activates is dead, and a power grab is about to take place. Reeves did not talk about the villain, but he has played with the idea of Robin joining Batman.
In conclusion, we cannot expect The Batman 2 anytime before 2024.