The Batman 2 has been confirmed, with Warner Bros. chairman Toby Emmerich revealing the news at CinemaCon 2022.
"Matt took one of our most iconic and beloved superheroes and delivered a fresh" said Emmerich. "Matt Reeves, Robert Pattinson, and the entire team will be taking audiences back to Gotham with The Batman 2."
Nothing about The Batman 2's plot or characters have been revealed, other than the fact that Pattinson will be returning as reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne. Zoë Kravitz, who plays Catwoman in The Batman, was not named specifically today, but Emmerich implied she would be returning for the sequel as well.
It's no huge surprise that Warner Bros. is making a sequel to The Batman; after all, the superhero flick recently passed three-quarters of a billion in sales at the box office and is a smash hit on streaming service HBO Max. Regardless, it's good to have confirmation that not only is leading man Pattinson back as the Dark Knight, but the sequel is in good hands with Reeves returning to direct.
After The Batman hit cinemas, director Reeves unveiled a deleted scene starring a new version of Joker. No doubt the smiling villain will be making a comeback in The Batman 2. For more speculation, check out our piece on The Batman 2 villains we would like to see in the sequel. And for much more, check out our explainers on:
- The Batman Easter eggs and DC references
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- Was Joaquin Phoenix's Joker meant to be in The Batman?
- Who plays Joker in The Batman?
- The best Batman movies
- How to watch the DC movies in order
If you haven't seen Reeves' take on Batman, our 4/5-star review might be of some encouragement. "A gripping, grimy and sensational street-level detective story, the Dark Knight’s triumphant return is exactly the fresh start needed after a decade of diminishing returns," reads our review.
For everything making its way from the page to the screen in 2022 and beyond, check out our extensive guide to upcoming superhero movies, which include the likes of Doctor Strange 2 and Thor: Love and Thunder.